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The Lost City of Stone, otherwise known as Petra, was a capital trading post and caravan-city. The Arab Nabataeans painstakingly carved their edifices into the sandstone cliffs. When new merchant routes emerged, the people simply moved on. Snap pictures in front of The Treasury, its most popular facade, to immortalize this bucket list adventure! Inhabitants didn’t just survive the desert climate, they thrived. They engineered systems that redirected the rainwaters to verdant gardens, refreshing swimming pools, and bubbling fountains. Silks and spices shuttled through the narrow canyons to and from Asia, Arabia, and the West. Immigrants also flocked here, growing the desert oasis to a 30,000-person cosmopolis. You’ll see this melting pot of cultures color the decorated walls, murals, and artwork still giving glory to Petra.

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Petra District, Wadi Musa, Jordan

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