Saturday, December 28, 2013

The ancient city of Petra - Jordan

In this post I am going to tell you about one of the 7 world wonders, and fortunately, one of these wonders is located in my country, Jordan which is the red-rose city, The ancient city of Petra.

Petra is the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located in south of Jordan.

Petra is an ancient civilization which was built more than 2,000 years, the Nabataea’s carved this city into the mountains, and today it is one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Petra have the name of “The Lost City”, and that because a centuries was lapsed before rediscovery of this city.

The Nabatean Kingdom, along with its capital Petra, was surrounded by many ancient kingdoms and civilizations including the Pharaohs to the west, Tadmor to the north, and Mesopotamia to the east.

The Nabateans were famous for their advanced irrigation systems and water harvesting mechanisms.

For more information about Petra:

Following is a wonderful you tube video about Petra:

Following is a good introductory to Petra, in Spanish langauge La Cuidad Oculta De Petra ( The ancient city of Petra ).