Petra was de Griekse naam van de hoofdstad van de Nabateeërs en is gelegen in het huidige Jordanië. De Nabateeërs zelf noemden de stad Raqmu.
Ad Deir is een in de rotsen uitgehouwen bouwwerk in de oude Jordaanse stad Petra, gelegen in het huidige Jordanië.
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.
Another attraction of this fairy-tale mysterious ancient city is a theatre. It is a site of archeological interest.
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.