Petra

British Museum
Aqaba to Wadi Rum

Petra – what can I say? The reason most people go to Jordan is to visit Petra, and it is well worth it. Incredible ancient city carved from rock in a deep gorge by the Nabatean people 2000 years ago.

Petra – first glimpse as you enter through the narrow gorge

Called the Treasury, this is at the entrance to Petra and its iconic image. It was the tomb of the Nabatean King.

Rob in front of the “Monastery” (more likely a Nabatean temple)

View from on high (Keith & Rob went up there, not me)

Amazing natural colours and patterns in the rocks.

The Royal Tombs

Could not resist this photo op.

Lots of Bedouin and/or gypsy boys offering donkey transport.

An early Byzantine Church.

A Roman temple, site of an ongoing excavation by Brown University.

The Romans captured Petra in 106CE and, of course, left their mark.

Rob & Keith visiting a Nabatean House

Amazing natural colours and patterns in the rocks.

The common people were buried in plain tombs cut into the rock.

The common people were buried in plain tombs cut into the rock.

Plenty of welcome opportunities to rest your legs and have a cool drink. Also buy souvenirs.

There were camels & donkeys available to ride (we didn’t!)

These are a very few photos to give you a taste – I’ve added a little more info in the photo captions. If you have been to Jordan, I’m sure you’ll agree it is fabulous, and if you haven’t been yet – add it to your must-see list!

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