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Petra Baby

Day 92 of 164 Days Around the World Cruise

Petra, also known as the "Rose City," is a historical and archaeological city located in southern Jordan. This city is famous for its impressive rock-cut architecture and ancient Nabatean civilization, making it one of the world's most famous archaeological sites.

Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, which thrived during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The city's buildings, including temples, tombs, and homes, were all carved into the surrounding rock faces by hand. This incredible feat of engineering and design is what makes Petra so unique and impressive.

One of Petra's most iconic structures is the Treasury, a large temple facade carved into a cliff face that was made famous by the Indiana Jones film "The Last Crusade." Other notable structures include the Monastery, the Royal Tombs, and the amphitheater.

Petra's history is fascinating, and visitors can learn more about it by exploring the city's many museums and archaeological sites. Additionally, the city's location in the Jordanian desert provides visitors with stunning views and unique hiking opportunities.

Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, architecture, or just looking for a unique travel experience.

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