ANCIENT CITY OF PETRA


The ancient city of Petra is in Jordan. It is on the UNESCO list of world heritage. It was discovered in the Western world until the 1812th, after it has found the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burhardt. The city is famous for water tunnels and stone structures carved into rocks.

Once upon a time was the capital of the Arab kingdom Nabatejaca, trade center, the destination station wagon. The city was the only place between Jordan and Central Arabia, where there was water in abundance. There are caravans from South Arabia received fresh camel carts and the new goniča.Tako Nabatejci create an important link in the chain of shops that lived south Arabia. It is an ancient city that has experienced its greatest fame in the first century AD when the Romans ruled. The city is on three sides, east, west and south was invincible. Cut into the rock was surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs and it was entered through a tortuous and narrow gorge.

During the first two centuries AD maritime route to India was becoming more widely known, caravans are increasingly diverting north to Palmyra and Petra then started to lose its significance. 105th years was not fatal to Peter when she was Rome under Trajan administration abolished all privileges.

Author: MPG71

 

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