Petra

Petra

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Is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that 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.

Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah (identified by some as the biblical Mount Hor) in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Country Jordan

Culture and history info

Some of the earliest recorded farmers settled in Beidha, a pre-pottery settlement just north of Petra, by 7000 BC.Petra is listed in Egyptian campaign accounts and the Amarna letters as Pel, Sela or Seir. Though the city was founded relatively late, a sanctuary has existed there since very ancient times. Stations 19 through 26 of the stations list of Exodus are places associated with Petra.This part of the country was biblically assigned to the Horites, the predecessors of the Edomites.Culture and history image

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Egypt & Jordan Tours

Egypt & Jordan Tours

Petra
Price per person from 1,572 $
6 days in Egypt with a visit to The Great Pyramids of Giza Then travel to Jordan where you’ll discov More info
Egypt & Petra - Wonderful Sightseeing Tour

Egypt & Petra - Wonderful Sightseeing Tour

Petra
Price per person from 1,659 $
Spend 4 nights in Cairo,enjoying the historical sights and relax on a Nile Cruise then trip to Petra More info

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