Petra Documentary: Lost City Of Stone

  • Published 3 years ago
  • 10

Petra in Jordan is among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Smithsonian magazine chose it as one of the 28 places to see before you die.

Fun fact, Petra was unknown to the Western world until 1812. Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer, introduced it to the western world.

Petra is a historical and archeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. The place is also known as the Rose City, because of the color of the stones.

According to history, Petra was established as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans. It is the symbol of Jordan, and the most visited tourist attraction.

Petra is also part of the UNESCKO cultural heritage.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

History
swords history
youtube icon
01:23:52
New

A sword is an edged, bladed weapon, used for manual cutting or thrusting. Its blade is longer than a knife or dagger and is attached to a hilt. Swords can be straight or curved.The...

  • 47
  • 1 day ago
  • Not Rated
History
wu zetian history
youtube icon
48:03

She’s probably the most controversial woman in Chinese history – Wu Zetian, who rose from lowly concubine to become the only woman in all Chinese history to dare to take the ti...

  • 417
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
History
war of the roses
youtube icon
45:08

The War of the Roses is one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. Fought over control of the English throne in the mid-to-late fifteenth century, the battle was a civil war betwe...

  • 881
  • 9 months ago
  • Not Rated
History
london bridges
youtube icon
58:41

The London Bridge is the symbol of London. Recognizable to visitors from all over the world, the London Bridge has existed in one form or another for nearly 2,000 years by now. It ...

  • 747
  • 9 months ago
  • 9(1)
Avatar

4,717 Videos / 17,066,093 Views
Tags

Related Articles
To this day, 22 of the original 66 hectares have not been unearthed. You can walk down the streets of the ancient Roman ...
  • 115
  • 5 days ago
The term “moor” can be found throughout literature, art, history books, and more. But it does not actually describe ...
  • 448
  • 2 months ago
Some call it Sigiriya. Others call it Sinhagiri. In any case, it is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Mat...
  • 586
  • 2 months ago
Most people associate the term circus with Great Britain. After all, it was in UK that circuses gained popularity during...
  • 1,015
  • 9 months ago