Monday, June 16, 2014

Petra, Jordan pictures

City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World
This theater, in Greek-Roman style, had capacity for 4.000 spectators.  
  For 600 years thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was legendary like the Atlantis and Troy
 The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths as this, among mountains of stone. 
 Imagine its emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, saw this scene in the 19th century! 
 The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and has 42m. of height
 By the year 60 AD.  Petra was conquered and enclosed to the Roman Empire. 
 The Nabateos were Bedouins that lived on the commerce of spices, like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants.
 Petra was constructed towards the 6th century BC. by the Nabatéens, during the Persian Empire. 
 But the palace is only one among the many magnificent constructions in Petra, all carved in Calcareous rock. 
 Completely it was carved in calcareous rock.
 Through the yearsthe wind has left its contributioncarving the most beautiful forms in the mountains of calcareous rock.
 Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
 They pay attention to the details carved of the interiors
 The colors in the stones are natural. 
It is that it colored geological composition of the sand is favorable for "paintings" natural as these

The nabateos built in Petra a sophisticated hydraulic system with tunnels and tanks of water

In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all the city, and Petra never  was inhabited.  

City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World

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