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Petra Treasury

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The "Treasury" is a monumental tomb from the first century AD at the entrance to the valley of Petra, made famous by its appearance in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".

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A: PETRA, Jordan

by Biju Thomas, 150 meters away

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B: Petra, The Treasury

by Atila Bezdan, 150 meters away

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C: Treasury

by Jouni Pekkanen, 160 meters away

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Treasury

D: Temple of Petra

by Rami Saarikorpi, 160 meters away

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E: Petra

by Peter Boel, 160 meters away

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F: Petra, Treasury

by Marek Koszorek, 170 meters away

Petra, Treasury

G: Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan.

by Assaf Bezalel, 180 meters away

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Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan.

H: Petra

by Atila Bezdan, 190 meters away

Petra

I: The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

by William Hamblin, 190 meters away

The entrance to Petra is through a long narrow canyon known as the Siq.  Along the way there are nume...

The Siq (narrow canyon) of Petra, Jordan

J: Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan

by Assaf Bezalel, 190 meters away

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Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan

This panorama was taken in Jordan, Middle East

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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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