One of the highlights of this trip is the opportunity to visit Petra in Jordan. We arrived at Aqaba this morning. Trish decided to explore Aqaba while I headed off to see as much of Petra as possible in one day.
Petra actually extends for 3 kilometres or more further than the Treasury with amphitheatre old churches and cliffside tombs.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.