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Petra

Petra

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Author: Jennifer Fos
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This lesson will describe the history, location, significance of Petra. 

Petra is located in Ma'an, Jordan. It was built by the Nabateans as the capital city its location providing excellent defense from enemy attack. The entrance is a long narrow passage way called a Siq a narrow spilt in the sandstone.  The site remained unknown until 1812, when it was discovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. The city was quite large and supported temples, gardens, markets, and an amphitheater. More is being learned about the life of the inhabitants as archeologists keep studying the site.  

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Tutorial

Archaeology Introduction

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The tools of the trade

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Petra one of the most Mysterious Archaeological Sites on Earth

Here is an interesting overview of Petra, from an archeological and historical perspective.

Source: Youtube and Wikipedia