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 May 8, 2015

Hi Eliseo!

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

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Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

jRun Panoramio on June 2, 2015

!! L+F

Elemér on June 4, 2015

Hi jRun Panoramio!

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Paolo Savigni on June 24, 2015

Wonderful scenery!
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Elemér on June 24, 2015

Thank you very much, Paolo. Special thanks for Like.

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Heinrich Andreas on September 2, 2015

Wunderschöner Ort und faszinierende Aufnahme F+L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Elemér on September 3, 2015

Hi Heinrich!

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Chinappi on October 7, 2015

For me, this is a very interesting capture. As far I understand, the job was well done.

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

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

Bernard.

Elemér on October 7, 2015

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

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Pepe Balsas on November 27, 2015

Excelente fotografía de esta maravilla.

L + F

Saludos cordiales.

Elemér on November 27, 2015

Hi Pepe Balsas!

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  • Uploaded on January 12, 2011
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    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
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