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An absolutely amazing city carved from stone


Square block tombs (Dijnn blocks) outside

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Obelisk tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The dam and tunnel for water diversion and conservation

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Louisa sits next to the aquaduct

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The aquaduct

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Us in the narrowest part of The Siq

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Roman pavement next to Nabatean waterpipe

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The colored rock of Petra

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Remains of a camel and driver alongside the aquaduct in the Siq

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The colored rock in The Siq

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The aquaduct filter

Sun Jul 9, 2000

More colored rock

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The first glimpse of the Treasury

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The Treasury, complete with camel

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Classic view of the Treasury

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Colored rock inside the Treasury

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Close up of colored rock

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Burial chamber inside the Treasury

Sun Jul 9, 2000

A view towards the main town

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Colored rock in the aquaduct

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Stairs up to the waterpipe

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Big square tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Louisa in the natural cave of colored rock

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Close up of colored rock

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Ordinary people tombs

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The Urn Tomb converted to a church

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Entire wall of rock encasing the Royal Tombs

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Palace tomb to the Silk Tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Right side of the cliff of Royal Tombs

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Louisa with camels in Petra

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Mosaic on Byzantine church floor

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The Royal Tombs

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Wide view of Petra

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Us in front of the Silk Tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Corinthian tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Three-story Palace tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Inside the tomb converted to a church

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The magnificent colors inside the church

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Another colorful royal tomb

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Look at the colors!

Sun Jul 9, 2000

The Theater

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Royal tombs with the "melted" colors (Salvador Dali-esque)

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Ordinary citizen tombs

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Looking down on Petra from the trail to the high sacrificial site

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Beautiful rock formations from the high sacrificial site

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Looking down on Petra frrom the high sacrificial site

Sun Jul 9, 2000

Ordinary citizens' tombs in Petra

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Colorful Royal tomb

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Louisa where the path to the monastery passes under a rock

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Monastery

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Tom in the door of the Monastery

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Monastery in all of its glory

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Looking down from the peak of the Monastery

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Back towards Petra from the Monastery

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Sunlight on the amphitheater

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Encore for the amphitheater

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Tombs of the nobles

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The hillside covered with tombs

Mon Jul 10, 2000

A royal tomb catches the morning sun

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Siq in the morning sun

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Colorful rock formations

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Treasury in the morning sunlight

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Treasury in all of its glory

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Camel in front of the Treasury

Mon Jul 10, 2000

The Treasury peeks out from the siq

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Over the Petra mountains (outside of modern town)

Mon Jul 10, 2000

More Petra mountains

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Towards the Dead Sea

Mon Jul 10, 2000

Petra is in here somewhere

Mon Jul 10, 2000
Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
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