Petra az elfeledett város / Petra the forgotten city

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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 World Heritage Site since 1985.

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Marc Lacelle on March 17, 2013

J'aime cette photo pour le choix du cadrage très original de ce site mille fois photographié. Bravo! Amitié Marc

Elemér on March 17, 2013

Greetings and thanks for your visit Marc. I appreciate your compliment and Like.

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Giannis Korilis on April 18, 2013

Beautiful places and beautiful photo!! I like it ...Greetings pappous

Elemér on April 18, 2013

Hí pappous!

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Carlo M. Dimhofen on August 4, 2013

Impressive place, very nice shot.

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Michael

Elemér on August 4, 2013

Greetings and thanks for your visit Michael. I appreciate your compliment and Like.

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Cumizebica on August 15, 2013

Very beautiful photography of this archaeological place ! I like it !

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Slavisa

Elemér on August 15, 2013

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

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tu.andy on January 7, 2014

Fantastic place. Excellent shot. YSL 43.252. Best wishes,
andy

Elemér on January 7, 2014

Hí Andy!

Thank you very much for your kindly comments and visit. Thank you for your votes Like & YS!

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lakatrofe on January 14, 2014

L+F

Elemér on January 14, 2014

Hí amallagray!

Thank you for the visit and the LYS.

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Peter van Lom on April 11

L; Fine capture. Enjoy your weekend. Peter

Elemér on April 11

Thank you Peter. I am happy that you Like it!

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Krystyna Koch on May 8

Exellent shot of this beautiful place! L*F Greetings from Poland, Krystyna.

Elemér on May 8

Hí Krystyna!

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

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normand richard on June 4

a view of the place we don't often see. Nice.

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Elemér on June 8

Hí normand richard!

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Gala Atonen on July 12

A spectacular picture L

Elemér on July 13

Hí Gala Atonen!

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2011
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    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 13.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.249
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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