The Treasury, Petra, Jordan by candlelight. This World Heritage site was founded by the Nabataean kingdom in and around the century BC and is famous for it's numerous rock cut buildings. Photo by Andrew Waddington
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan is an architectural masterpiece. Built into the side of a rock cliff, Petra was carved as early as 312 BC. Petra was names a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was unknown to the western world until
Petra, the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an, famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ, Ancient Greek Πέτρα) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an. Cannot remember if it was Prophet Salih or Hud's people who were destroyed here.