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Petra - Ancient Rock City in the Jordan Desert

By February 10, 2014

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Petra is a fascinating ancient city and was selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Petra Treasury in the Lost City in the Jordan Desert
Lying in a remote area of the southern desert mountains of Jordan, Petra was "lost" to the western world from about the 14th century until the early 19th century. The rose-red city carved into the limestone mountains was predominantly featured in the climax of the Harrison Ford/Sean Connery movie, Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade.

Cruise ships sailing through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea often include a stopover at Aqaba, Jordan, so that passengers can make the trip inland to Petra and/or to Wadi Rum.

Petra (c) Linda Garrison

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