Petra, originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu or Raqēmō, is a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan.
The most attractive tomb in the area. The rich colour of sandstone is said to be changing during the day!
This path leads to the center of the ancient city and is surrounded by carved tombs. Tall tombs belong to the rich and short to the poor.
Built at the time of Sextus Florentinos, the governor of the Arab state. There are remains of columns and statues left.
Petra Theater is a first century AD Nabataean theatre situated 600 m from the centre of Petra.
A fountain in the shape of a lion carved into sandstone. Unfortunately the head is missing now, but you can see where the water once flowed.
Open-air altar carved out by the Nabataeans. You can even climb to the top of the mountain or take a donkey, but careful, the path is steep!
Although the former main street is badly damaged, it is partially preserved. Its remains are about half a kilometre long.
Probably a water cistern with a chamber for the person who managed it. It provided water for those who headed to the High Place of Sacrifice.