Petra Is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. It is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
“Beduin II” (2016)
Wiew of the Roman Theater, Petra (Jordan)
The Theatre in Petra, originally Hellenistic in design and dating from the 1st century AD was refurbished by the Romans after they annexed Nabatea in 106AD.
The Bedouin of Petra (Jordan)
Al B’doul, a Bedouin tribe that used to live in Petra, claim to be descended from the Nabataeans who occupied this land at the end of the Roman Empire. They lived among the tombs and caves and they feel a strong attachment to the site, and some still cling to Bedouin life in the ancient valley.
Ad Deir, The Monastery, Petra (Jordan)
Ad Deir, is a monumental building carved out of rock in the ancient city of Petra. Built by the Nabataeans in the 1st century and measuring 50 meters wide by approximately 45 meters high, architecturally the Monastery is an example the Nabatean Classical style.
“Siq II” (2016)
The Siq, Petra (Jordan)
The Siq is the main entrance to the ancient city of Petra. Is known as a dim, narrow gorge (in some points no more than 3 metres wide) winds its way approximately 1.2 kilometres and ends at Petra’s most famous ruin, Al Khazneh (the Treasury).
“The Treasoy” (2016)
Al Khazneh, The Treasory
The Treasory is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra. This structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture.
Al Khazneh was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st Century AD during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. Its Arabic name “Treasury” derives from one legend that bandits or pirates hid their loot in a stone urn high on the second level.
“Urn Tomb” (2016)
Interior of Urn Tomb, Petra
This tomb is built high on the mountain side, and requires climbing up a number of flights of stairs. The main chamber is very large and impressive.