Jordan - The Siq (Thaniya) - Main entrance to the ancient city of Petra

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Visit Jordan and Petra!


Petra is a historical and archaeological city and is a symbol of Jordan; has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and is one of Seven Wonders of the World.


A "thaniya" is a small crack in a mountain. The city of Petra have two thaniyas, or passages through the mountain. The main one is known as the "siq" and is quite unimpressive.

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Comments (3)

Nadia Kushnir on May 29, 2012

SUPER! LIKE! Kind regards. Nadia.

Loszmann Ágnes on August 7, 2012

Amazing place. Like/3, YS/1 Greetings, Ágnes

Paolo Grassi on August 13, 2012

Many thanks, Agnes, for your visit and positive comments. You are very kind. Regards. Paolo

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2012/01/03 08:38:42
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    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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