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New 7 Wonders of the World – No.2 Petra in Jordan


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Petra is situated in the Great Rift Valley of the Wadi Musa in Jordan and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A UNESCO site, the ancient city is often referred to as “The Rose Colored City” in reference to the color of the rock. This is also called “The Lost City”, as it was lost to the Western world until it was rediscovered in 1812 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Berckhardt. UNESCO describes Petra as One of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage. With amazing history and ancient architecture Petra is very famous among travelers and millions of tourists come every year to visit.

Petra-in-Jordan



History:-

Petra was designed by the Nabataean Arabs, Who carved beautiful structures and buildings into the mountains in Jordan. Serving as their capital, it was created back in the first century, during a time when the Nabatean Kingdom was flourishing. It is also known as the “Lost City” because it was only rediscovered by explorers in 1812. For hundreds of years, it was lost in the desert canyons of Jordan.

Inside Petra Jordan:-

Inside it you will find the mixture of artistic engineering, advancement of laser guide, levels and modern machinery. The most amazing is that most of the structures are carved, not built. Several main structures are larger than life with towering columns that will dwarf anyone standing next to them. Caves carved from sheer rock faces, a theater carved in stone and many more stone structures.

As you go closer look as you walk through the path leading to Petra reveals an elaborate water delivery system that brought water into the heart of Petra. The Romans added to the structure of Petra as it is evident from the columns and other Roman structures, however, in 363 A.D. a massive earthquake leveled most free standing structures but the original construction of Petra was unharmed as they were actually carved from the rock.

While in Jordan you can also see other places like Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea and the Gourge. Plan a trip to Jordan with Travelation and get huge discount on ticket booking. For more info call us toll free @877-247-7183.

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