Petra is an ancient and historical city It is located in

9/27/2021, 7:45:52 AM
Petra is an ancient and historical city It is located in the Ma'an Governorate in the south of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is famous for its rock-carved architecture and ancient aqueduct system. It was called "Sila" in the past, and it was called "The Pink City" due to the colors of its twisted rocks. Petra was established roughly in the year 312 B.C. as the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, and for many years it assumed a prominent position, as its location on the Silk Road, and the mediocre of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Palestine and Egypt, had a great role that made the Nabataean state hold the reins of trade between the civilizations of these regions and their inhabitants. . The city is located on the slopes of Jabal al-Madbah, between a group of steep rocky mountains that form the northwestern flank of the Arabian Peninsula, specifically Wadi Araba, which extends from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. The site of Petra remained undiscovered to the West throughout the Ottoman period, until it was rediscovered by the Swiss orientalist Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Petra was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985, and it was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Today, Petra is a symbol of Jordan, and the most attractive place for tourists in the Kingdom, as well as one of the most important tourist destinations for world leaders, and the city celebrated the millionth visitor for the first time in the history of Jordanian tourism, in the month of November 2019.

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