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Music: "Helwa Already Baladi" (My Country is Beautiful) Singer: Dalidá City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World
For 600 years it was thought that this city, in the of the desert of Jordan, was legendary like Atlantis and Troy
The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths like this, among mountains of stone.
Imagine the emotion when, upon arriving for the first time in the 19th Century, he saw this scene!
The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and is 42m. high
It was completely carved in calcareous rock.
But the palace is only one among the many magnificent constructions in Petra, all carved in calcareous rock.
The Nabateos paid attention to the details carved in the interiors.
Petra was constructed towards the 6th century BC. by the Nabatéens, during the Persian Empire.
The Nabateos were Bedouins that lived on the commerce of spices, like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants..
By the year 60 AD. Petra was conquered and became part of the Roman Empire.
Through the years, the wind has left its contribution, carving the most beautiful forms in the mountains of calcareous rock.
Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movie Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
The colors in the stones are natural.
These colored geological compositions of the sand are like "paintings"
These formations, found in the walls of some mountains, will take your breath away.
The nabateos built a sophisticated hydraulic system with tunnels and tanks of water in Petra
This theater, in Greek-Roman style, had capacity for 4.000 spectators.
In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all the city, and Petra never was re-inhabited.
The End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World
Music: "Helwa Already Baladi" (My Country is Beautiful) Singer: Dalidá City of Petra, in Jordan, is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.
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