Jordan - Petra - Canyon walls with dozens of smaller tombs for the not-so-rich

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Visit Jordan and Petra!

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and is one of Seven Wonders of the World. More info in Wikipedia.

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Comments (4)

Anupam Mukherjee on March 30, 2012

Fantastic shot!!

L 3

I invite you to join the groups:

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Wonders of the World

and contribute your best shots to the groups.

Greetings, Anupam

st.newbury on April 12, 2012

Impressive photo. Like4. Greetings. Newbury

Nadia Kushnir on May 29, 2012


Loszmann Ágnes on August 7, 2012

Wonderful place, very beautiful photo. Like/7 Greetings from Hungary, Ágnes

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Taken on 2012/01/03 09:39:32
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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