T.E. Lawrence wrote the Seven Pillars of Jordan, a book recounting his many adventures, using this massive cliff in Wadi Rum as inspiration.
Wadi Rum - Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Wadi Rum Picture (c) Linda Garrison
T.E. Lawrence is more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia after the early 20th century British soldier/diplomat and the 1962 movie starring Peter O'Toole as Lawrence. During World War I, Lawrence's exploits were legendary, and he has been credited along with the Arab leader Emir Faisal for the final defeat of the Ottoman Turks. Lawrence lived at Wadi Rum for a while in 1917 and loved the desert.