The Monastery, Petra

Rivalling Al Khazneh 0r the Treasury in terms of sheer impressiveness, the Monastery is larger, but has a less elaborate facade.

The ancient Nabateans sure knew how to carve.

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Desert landscape, Petra

The remarkable desert landscape and rock formations of Petra, Jordan.  An incredible site for a city hewn out of rock by the mysterious Nabatean people.

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Al Khazneh, Petra

Petra’s magnificent Al Khazneh or Treasury, Jordan.

Carved by the mysterious, pre-Christian, pre-Islamic Nabatean people, the building’s purpose as a tomb belies its popular name.

Two thousand years of erosion and vandalism have barely dulled its ability to amaze and astonish.

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