Petra – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Stunning Stone Monuments of Petra | National Geographic

The “Rose City” is a honeycomb of hand-hewn caves, temples, and tombs carved from blushing pink sandstone in the high desert of Jordan some 2,000 years ago. Hidden by time and shifting sand, Petra tells of a lost civilization. Little is known about the Nabateans—a nomadic desert people whose kingdom rose up from these cliffs and peaks, and whose incredible wealth grew from the lucrative incense trade.

Petra, Jordan in 4K Ultra HD

Petra: the ancient city carved out of red sandstone rocks‌ in Jordan. Stunning architecture in dramatic natural setting, combining Hellenistic elements with traditional Nabataean rock-hewn tombs and temples. Rich history spanning from prehistoric times to 12th century, and then disappearing from people’s memory until it was rediscovered in the 19th century. UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Locations in the video

The Obelisk Tomb (0:01), The Siq (0:0), The Treasury (Al Khazneh, 1:41), Street of Facades (2:22), The Theater (2:51), Central Area (4:30), Frescoes from the Byzantine Church (5:02), Qasr al-Bint (5:26), Trail to the Monastery (5:44), The Monastery (Ad-Deir, 6:07), The Royal Tombs (8:03), Urn Tomb(8:26), again the Street of Facades – Estern side (8:44), High Place of Sacrifice Trail (9:50), Garden Triclinium (11:17), High Place of Sacrifice (12:00), High point view over the Treasury (12:26), Al Khubtha Trail 12:52), Umm al-Biyara Trail (14:23), Water cicterns on top of Umm al-Biyara (15:47), around the Crusader Castle at el-Habis (16:30), Little Petra (18:54).

Petra – City of Mysteries

Petra, the ancient rose red city carved in the mountains, is celebrating the 200th year since it’s rediscovery by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812.

This is the 3rd in a series of time lapse videos released by the Jordan Tourism Board.

Petra – 360 VR video – A Wonder of the World

Step back in time and marvel at one of the wonders of the world. The city of Petra was carved into the canyons of Wadi Musa around 2,300 years ago. In this virtual reality journey, you will witness one of the most spectacular civilisations in human history. With a remarkable 360 view, you can gaze at Jordan’s archaeological treasure, see the iconic Treasury, the theatre and the royal tombs like never before.

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