Petra

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One of the New Wonders of the World

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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

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For 600 years thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was legendary like the Atlantis and Troy

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The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths as this, among mountains of stone.

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Imagine its emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, saw this scene in the 19th century!

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The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and has 42m. of height

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Completely it was carved in calcareous rock.

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But the palace is only one among the many magnificent constructions in Petra, all carved in calcareous rock.

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Petra was constructed towards the 6th century BC. by the Nabatéens, during the Persian Empire.

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The Nabateos were Bedouins that lived on the commerce of spices, like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants. .

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By the year 60 AD. Petra was conquered and enclosed to the Roman Empire.

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Through the years, the wind has left its contribution, carving the most beautiful forms in the mountains of calcareous rock.

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Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

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They pay attention to the details carved of the interiors.

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The colors in the stones are natural.

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It is that it colored geological composition of the sand is favorable for "paintings" natural as these.

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Or these formations to remove the breath, found in the walls of some mountains.

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The nabateos built in Petra a sophisticated hydraulic system with tunnels and tanks of water

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This theater, in Greek-Roman style, had capacity for 4.000 spectators.

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In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all the city, and Petra never was inhabited.

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End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World

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