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 January 21, 2011

Hí Heinz!

Thank you for your great praises and the Like vote.

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Giuseppe Lazzara on January 21, 2011

... excellent photo report from Petra!

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Elemér NO VIEWS on January 21, 2011

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

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Michael 安路 on January 23, 2011

Beautiful, Very nice image

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Elemér NO VIEWS on January 23, 2011

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

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Elemér NO VIEWS on January 24, 2011

Nagyon szépen köszönöm Klára! Örülök, hogy Tetszik a fotóm.

A fény legyen veled!

Üdv, Elemér

Darjo on January 28, 2011

I LIKE it!

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Elemér NO VIEWS on January 28, 2011

Hí Darjo!

I say thank you the visit and LIKE vote!

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MAPP HUDRANS on February 2, 2011

Like! Magdalena

Elemér NO VIEWS on February 2, 2011

Thank you Magdalena, for your visit and nice compliment & Like! I appreciate it!

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З. Пејовић on February 5, 2011

Nice photo... Interesting place... :)

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Elemér NO VIEWS on February 5, 2011

Hí Zorica!

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Joaquim Marchão on February 9, 2011

Very nice architecture!!!!

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Elemér NO VIEWS on February 9, 2011

Hí J. Marchão!

Many thanks for visit and comment, I'm glad you Like the photo.

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Lalyk on February 10, 2011

Very interesting place! Good shot!

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Elemér NO VIEWS on February 10, 2011

Hí Lia!

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Maja Go on February 14, 2011

Exceptionally beautiful series of Jordan! I

look at with a pleasure! LIKED this one, of

course! Greetings from Belgrade, Maya

Elemér NO VIEWS on February 14, 2011

Hí Maya!

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Manfred Zoller on February 20, 2011

A very interesting image and excellent view like 99, best greetings from Austria

Elemér NO VIEWS on February 20, 2011

Hí manfrezo!

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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 World Heritage Site since 1985.

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Greetings Elemé

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