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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Elemér on July 27, 2015

Hí Petar!

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

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Greetings Elemér

farid abusaraya on August 13, 2015

very rare view .. excellently captured .. well done Elemér NO VIEWS

Elemér on August 13, 2015

Thank you farid saleh for your visit and kind comment.

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Greetings, Elemér

christian caffin on October 24, 2015

Great heritage shot! I like it! Best regards, Christian

Elemér on October 27, 2015

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

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Greetings, Elemér

Alexander Davis on February 3

VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!L+F GREETINGS FROM ATHENS

Elemér on February 5

Hi Alexander Davis!

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

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Greetings, Elemér

♥ of Giggle on March 22

A wonderful relief and an attractive impression. Great tribute! YSL
Kind regards, Eric

Elemér on March 25

Hi Eric!

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

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Greetings, Elemér

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2011
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    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
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