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Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. …

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Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).

This is an awe-inspiring experience. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabataean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people.

Petra (Greek (petra), meaning rock) is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of 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 was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of "the 10 places you have to see before you die". The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate Prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage."

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Petra by Night: To visit Petra during daylight is an awe-inspiring experience; to experience it at night by the light of 1,800 candles is truly an out-of-this-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouin at the Treasury. Tours start at 8.30pm and finish at 10.00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased from the Petra Site Office at the entrance to the site. Allow yourself plenty of time to walk through the Siq, you don't want to miss the show.

Jabal Haroun:

 

Of the mountains that encircle the great bowl of Petra, none is more commanding than Jabal Haroun, Aaron's Mountain. At 1,350 metres above sea-level it is the highest peak in the area; and it is a place of great sanctity to the local people for here, it is believed, Moses' brother Aaron died and was buried.


Udruh Village:

Udruh (Jordan), a village of 700 inhabitants, situated 1 300 m altitude, 20 km NW of Ma'an and 10 km east of Wadi Musa. Outre des matériaux acheuléens et néolithiques, les vestiges les plus importants sont une forteresse romaine, une église byzantine, un fort ottoman. Besides materials Acheulian and Neolithic remains the most important are a Roman fortress, a Byzantine church, an Ottoman fort. Sources littéraires et épigraphiques: Ptolémée nomme Adrou, un édit fiscal de Justinien se réfère à Udruh, ainsi que des sources musulmanes. Literary and epigraphic sources: Ptolemy called Adrou a tax edict of Justinian refers to Udruh and Muslim sources. Description de la forteresse de légionnaires: compte rendu des fouilles 1980-1981. Description of the legionary fortress: report on excavations 1980-1981. Epoques romaine et byzantine. The Roman and Byzantine.

 

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