A kincstár / The Treasury at Petra

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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 (337)

Elemér NO VIEWS on November 2, 2012

Hí Willy!

Thank you for your great praises and the Like vote.

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Maurice Haddad on March 6, 2013

NICE RECORD FOR THE MONUMENT.....LIKE-158.
KIND REGARDS FROM CANADA.
MAURICE

Elemér NO VIEWS on March 7, 2013

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

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on March 31, 2013

Great capture of this beautiful place-..LIKE ,,,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Elemér NO VIEWS on March 31, 2013

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

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Greetings, Elemér

Ivan Logvinov on July 21, 2013

Marvelous ancient architecture!
Like!
Regards from Russia!
Ivan.

Elemér NO VIEWS on July 21, 2013

Thank you very much Ivan for your visit in my gallery for your very kind comment and Like!

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Greetings, Elemér

Tomros - Pano on August 9, 2013

impressive & perfect!

Like 163.


greetings, tomas

Elemér NO VIEWS on August 9, 2013

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

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Greetings, Elemér

southyuri on October 22, 2013

amazing place and great photo. thank you

Elemér NO VIEWS on October 22, 2013

Thanks a lot southyuri for your nice words to my photo.

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Greetings, Elemér

Paolo Savigni on September 17, 2014

What an incredible architecture, superb!
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Greetings from Ravenna, Paolo

Elemér NO VIEWS on September 17, 2014

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

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Greetings, Elemér

Szilárd Józsa on March 1

Nagyon Klassz! L&F!

Üdv. Szilárd

Eliseo.mc on May 7

Elemér: una bella postal de la antigua ciudad nabatea.

LIKE 166 + FAV. 19.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Elemér NO VIEWS on May 8

Köszönöm szépen Szilárd a F&L szavazatot. Örülök, hogy tetszik a fotóm.

A fény legyen veled!

Üdv, Elemér

Elemér NO VIEWS on May 8

Hi Eliseo!

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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