The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan
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Panoramabillede af William Hamblin EXPERT Taget 05:39, 27/10/2009 - Views loading...

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The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

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The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are numerous carvings, such as them divine niches.  

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A: Petra

Af Atila Bezdan, 50 meter væk

Petra

B: Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

Af Atila Bezdan, 120 meter væk

Petra, near Roman Amphitheatre

C: Roman Theater Petra

Af Marek Koszorek, 180 meter væk

Roman Theater Petra

D: Petra Treasury

Af William Hamblin, 190 meter væk

The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra,...

Petra Treasury

E: View from Jabel Madbah

Af Marek Koszorek, 290 meter væk

View from Jabel Madbah

F: PETRA, Jordan

Af Biju Thomas, 350 meter væk

Petra has been elected by the world community in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I...

PETRA, Jordan

G: Petra, The Treasury

Af Atila Bezdan, 350 meter væk

Petra, The Treasury

H: Treasury

Af Jouni Pekkanen, 350 meter væk

A Nabatean structure built perhaps around 100 BC, of unknown purpose, maybe a temple, royal tomb or e...

Treasury

I: Temple of Petra

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 350 meter væk

Temple of Petra

Temple of Petra

J: Petra

Af Peter Boel, 360 meter væk

Petra

Dette panorama blev taget i Jordan, Middle East

Dette er et overblik over Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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