Petra - Wikipedia
Petra (Arabic: ٱلْبَتْرَاء , translit. Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα), originally known to its inhabitants as 'Raqmu', is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan.Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
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The most important consideration when planning a visit to Petra is time. With 2,640 acres in the Petra Archaeologic Park itself, there is much to see and with few exceptions you are free to explore everything at your leisure and will.
Petra travel | Jordan - Lonely Planet
Explore Petra holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Petra, the great Ancient City that lies half-hidden in the wind-blown landscape in southern Jordan, is one of the world's most treasured Unesco Heritage Sites. Voted by popular ballot in 2007 as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World', it has retained its magnetism even through times of strife in the wider region.A ...
Petra - Wikitravel
Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
Petra, Jordan Archaeology and History | National Geographic
Camels in the doorway of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan, shows the enormity of the ancient building's entrance. Carved into the sandstone hill by the Nabataeans in the second century A.D., this ...
Petra | History, Map, Location, & Facts | Britannica.com
Petra: Petra, ancient city, center of an Arab kingdom in Hellenistic and Roman times, the ruins of which are in southwest Jordan. The city was built on a terrace, pierced from east to west by the Wadi Musa (the Valley of Moses)—one of the places where, according to tradition, Moses struck a rock and water gushed forth.
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The ground is rocky sand and uneven so would not support the conventional golf cart: neither would bicycles last very long. However, there are two-wheeled carts drawn by donkeys and horses (seen in photos posted online by previous visitors) and can be hired with a driver to take you around the city: there is a charge but do not know what that would be but, as a one-off visit, might be ...
Petra - Welcome to Jordan Tourism Board
Petra was first established sometime around the 6 th century BC, by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria.. Despite successive attempts by the Seleucid king Antigonus, the Roman emperor Pompey and Herod the Great to bring Petra under the control of their respective empires, Petra remained largely in ...
Petra (band) - Wikipedia
Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock". Though it disbanded formally in 2006, incarnations have played reunion shows in the years since and released an album in November 2010.