Petra, Jordan | Photo Essay

The Rose City of Petra is a wonderland of an ancient civilization. Carved into the rock face by the nomadic Bedouin tribe, it remained hidden from the West until 1812. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The ancient roadway into Petra, the Siq, a narrow gorge with rose-colored walls and cliffs, winds its way approximately 1.2 kilometres and serves as a dramatic introduction to Petra. The gorge opens up to reveal the awe-inspiring facade of the Treasury, or “Al Khazneh.”
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