The Siq, Petra

The narrow mile-long canyon that leads into the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan.

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Looking upwards:

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Al-Khazneh, or the Treasury, beckons.

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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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