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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Comments (513)

Elemér on March 5, 2011

Hí Vladan!

Thank you for the visit and the Like vote.

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Anupam Mukherjee on March 6, 2011

Beautiful place & an excellent photograph!!

LIKE

Greetings, Anupam

Elemér on March 6, 2011

Hí Anupam!

Sincere thanks for the visit and for the good words and Like vote.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

kikobela on March 7, 2011

fantastic place ! well done !!

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greetings

kiko

Elemér on March 7, 2011

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

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on March 12, 2011

Very nice three photographs of Petra, an awesome place, a time when the buildings were to last forever.

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Greetings from Spain. José Mª

Elemér on March 12, 2011

Thank you very much José M ª Like for vote, visit and nice comments.

The light be with you!

Saludos, Elemér

liz98 on March 14, 2011

Bámulatos, milyen gyönyörű építmények, micsoda méretek! Fantasztikus hely! YS + Like!

Szia, Liz

Elemér on March 14, 2011

Köszönöm szépen Liz a YS és a Like szavazatot. Ha még hozzágondoljuk azt, hogy mikor épült, azaz mikor faragták ki a sziklákból, akkor még fantasztikusabbak.

A fény legyen veled!

Szia, Elemér

Maria Evelyna on March 14, 2011

beautiful, Like

Maria Evelyna from Ubatuba, Brazil

warabi hatogaya on March 15, 2011

Beautiful ruins!

Elemér on March 16, 2011

Hi warabihatogaya!

I am glad to see your comment in my photo gallery. Thank you very much for your kind visit.

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.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

Steve Bennett on March 16, 2011

Very impressive capture with an interesting history in an enjoyable album Elemér. YS and Like with best wishes from Steve

Elemér on March 16, 2011

Hí Steve!

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

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

emzet on March 17, 2011

Awesome photo. Thank you very much for your visit. Greetings from Poland.

Elemér on March 17, 2011

Hí emzet!

I am glad to see your comment in my photo gallery. Thank you very much for your kind visit.

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Elemér on March 18, 2011

Hí Μινόταυρος!

Heartfelt thanks for your praise and your Like voted. It's a big compliment for me.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

yakupbayram on March 18, 2011

Dear Elemer, A beautiful photo. I congratulate. Thank you. Greetings. lıke. Yakup Bayram

Elemér on March 18, 2011

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

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

xacobeo4 on March 21, 2011

WWWWOOOWWWW EXCELLENT GORGEOUS congratulation great photo. Greetings Rebeca

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    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
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