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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Wonders of the World


Petra, Jordan

The startling beauty of the ancient hand-hewn sandstone city of Petra cannot be overestimated. Established in 213 BC, it was once the capital city of the Arab Nabateans who were famed for their skill at carving buildings into rocks. Carved into the facing sandstone rock wall is Petra’s most famous and exquisite building, known as Al-Khazneh (or the Treasury), a breathtaking red-hued temple. Despite now being firmly on the tourist trail, this age-old wonder remains astonishing.  

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