Petra : a historical and archaeological city

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an.  It is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
The Hadrian Gate and the Cardo Maximus

The narrow passage
Sandstone Rock-cut tombs
Established possibly as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction. The Outstanding Universal Value of Petra resides in the vast extent of elaborate tomb and temple architecture; religious high places; the remnant channels, tunnels and diversion dams that combined with a vast network of cisterns and reservoirs which controlled and conserved seasonal rains, and the extensive archaeological remains including of copper mining, temples, churches and other public buildings.
Uneishu Tomb
Ancient columns

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