Petra, Dzsin sziklák / Petra, The Djinn Blocks

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Petra (görögül: „szikla”) romváros Jordániában. A sivatag sziklái között megbúvó egykori karavánközpont egy arab néptörzs, a nabateusok virágzó fővárosa volt. A 7. századtól hanyatlásnak indult, fokozatosan elnéptelenedett és csupán a beduin pásztorok tudtak létezéséről. Petra ezer éven át elfeledett város volt; és csak 1812-ben fedezték fel újra. 1985 óta az UNESCO kulturális világörökségi helyszíneinek egyike.

Petra (greek; meaning rock) is a historical and archaeological city in Jordan. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans and the center of their caravan trade. It lies in the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. The city started to decline rapidly under the Roman rule in the 7th century AD and shortly became completely deserted. The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812 when western explorers rediscovered it. Petra has been a UNESCO

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Comments (284)

Chinappi on March 1

For me, this is a very interesting capture.

Thanks you for sharing. Of course, I LIKE this photo.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

Bernard.

Elemér on March 3

Thank you very much Bernard Like for vote, visit and nice comments.

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Krystyna Koch on March 25

Very nice place! Great photo:) LIKE Greetings from Poland, Krystyna.

Elemér on March 25

Greetings, Krystyna, and thank you for your visit and praise. I'm glad you Like my photo.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 15, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.249
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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