Wind and water have helped shape the mountains, yet the land has also been molded by the ebb and flor of humanity.
Onto nature’s sculptures, Man has constructed, carved and painted his own ambitions and artistic aesthetics, many of which were abandoned and remained undiscovered for centures. One such treasure is the Nabatean trading stronghold of Petra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
With architectural styled embracing Roman Columns and Grecian urns, the capital of the Nabatean kingdom thrived on trade between East and West nearly 1,000 years ago.
Carved from the cliff face, the Tresure (al-Khazneh) proveds a spectacular greeting for visitors as they emerge into the “rose city” from the almost 1-mile Siq – a cleft in the rock created by tectonic forces.