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Petra Jordan


Petra Jordan the Lost City : Jordan is Levant’s most celebrated destinations; the red-rose city of Petra became the new seven wonders of the world in 2007.

Before Thousand years, the abandoned red-rose city was thriving as a trading centre and the capital of the glorious Nabateans empire. Hundreds of years, the buried gem of Jordan was unknown to the West, until a European traveller disguised himself as a Bedouin and secretly infiltrated the city, and revealed its mystery infront of the world.

Nabateans inhabited Petra since 312BCE,which was long before the emergence of Roman empire. Nabateans controlled the trading route which stretched from the to Jordan a West Banknd onwards to the northern border of the Arabian peninsula. They occupied the largest part of the Levant, and left behind transport and irrigation technologies that can still be seen in full function today.

Petra stood tall as the most successful crossroad of trail; camel caravans loaded with spices and textiles would pass through to the most distant regions of the Levant and back.

Petra is half build half part of Petra is build in the form of curved stone. The awe-inspiring monuments of Petra are cut into cobblestone cliffs and mountains, showing a whole spectrum rainbow of colours at the rising and setting of the sun. In its flourishing years in 1CE, Petra had a population which soared to 20,000 inhabitants.

The decay of the red-rose city started as Byzantine rule grew stronger, reaching the nadir as the Roman Empire ended Nabatean independence in the 2nd century. Petra mostly abandoned in 7th century.

Today, local Bedouins still inhabit the magnificent city , making their own living by guiding tourists and selling souvenirs at ambiguous sights, such as one in which, legend tells, Moses struck his staff to the ground, exploding a water fountain.

Petra still perches on the throne of magnificence throughout the pages of history. Although the “Lost City” has been found, Petra still conceals secrets so deep mankind is yet to discover them.