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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Elemér NO VIEWS on March 25, 2014

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

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

bonavista on April 27

Magnificent place,excellent photo! Lk

Have a good week,Andrey

Elemér NO VIEWS on April 27

Thank you very much Andrey for your visit in my gallery for your very kind comment and Like!

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Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Like+Fav. my dear friend for this excellent photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikos1954. from Greece-Piraeus.

Elemér NO VIEWS on May 6

Hi Nikos1954!

Thank you very much for your kindly comments and visit. Thank you for your votes L&F!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

Melsen Felipe on May 21

Super, gran toma de esta famosa y antiquísima arquitectura, L + Fav.

Desde Costa Rica un afectuoso saludo, Melsen Felipe

Elemér NO VIEWS on May 21

Hi Melsen Felipe!

Thank you very much for your kindly comments and visit. Thank you for your votes L&F!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

zhsv on July 12

| This is an excellent image, full of life and interest ! ! ! ! !
All the best from Minsk !!!!! zhsv

Elemér NO VIEWS on July 12

Hí zhsv!

Many thanks for your visit, Like and kind comment.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

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  • Uploaded on December 15, 2010
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    by Elemér NO VIEWS
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
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