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Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan that was once the capital of the Nabataean kingdom, a nomadic Arab people who ruled over the region from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, as well as its stunning location in a narrow valley surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Petra is also known as the “Rose City” because of the reddish hue of the rocks. Petra is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jordan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

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– The history of Petra, from its origins as a trading hub for spices, incense, and silk, to its decline and rediscovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812.

– The main monuments and attractions of Petra, such as the Siq, the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Monastery.

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– The culture and religion of the Nabataeans, who worshipped various gods and goddesses, such as Dushara, Al-Uzza, Allat, and Hubal².

– The engineering and artistry of the Nabataeans, who carved their buildings and tombs out of the rock, created a sophisticated water management system, and decorated their facades with intricate sculptures and paintings.

– The influence and legacy of Petra on other civilizations and cultures, such as the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, and the modern Bedouins.

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Written by ATW Updated Jun 2024