Friday, April 2, 2010

New Seven Wonders of the World: Petra

Petra, a historic and archaeological city in Jordanian that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system, established around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, is a symbol of Jordan. It is the most visited tourism attraction in Jordan, on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), a valley extending from Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is a World Heritage Site since 1985, and it was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

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