May 18, 2018

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      Between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106 , Petra was the capital of the Nabateans empire. It had a population of over 20,000 inhabitants.

      Before the Roman empire, the Nabateans controlled a wide area of the Arabian peninsula. They developed a sophisticated trading and an efficient irrigation system.

      The city was half built, half carved in stone.

      But archeologist Zeidoun Al-Muheisen reveals a secret:  “We have uncovered just 15 percent of the city,” he says. “The vast majority—85 percent—is still underground and untouched.”

Wanna know more?  Access the original https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/archaeology/lost-city-petra/ to expand your Petra  culture.                   

IMAGE COURTESY:

• 1: http://www.passenger6a.com.br/todos-os-caminhos-levam-a-petra/
• 2: https://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Petra-Best-Jordan
• 3: https://greenglobaltravel.com/city-of-petra-jordan-secret-trail/

IMAGE COURTESY: IMAGENS INTERNAS AO POST:
• 1,2: http://www.passenger6a.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/petra-six-routes-night-2-1200x750.jpg
• 3: https://greenglobaltravel.com/city-of-petra-jordan-secret-trail/
• 4, 5: https://theculturetrip.com/middle-east/jordan/articles/a-brief-history-of-petra-jordan/

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