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From history books to Indiana Jones movies, the world over has tried to capture the magnificence of Petra, but unless you see it in person, you cannot comprehend its magnitude. Though archaeological evidence confirms that Petra has been inhabited long before the arrival of the Nabateans, it was they who transformed it into the imposing and majestic place that it is today. The ancient “rose-red city”, exquisitely carved into the rock contains more than 800 monuments, from the famous Treasury and Monastery, to homes, tombs, and theaters. The success of the Nabateans was based on their ingenious water system that enabled them to survive in the desert and prosper as a city and a trade route. Remnants of this water system based on aqueducts, ceramic pipes and dams is still in evidence today. Recent restorations of this hydraulic system have helped protect Petra from further weathering. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Petra is a one of a kind place, UNESCO described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." Come see it to believe it.

 
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