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Petra. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea

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William Barletta08-Aug-2017 02:21
An iconic image ~V~
Julie Oldfield03-Aug-2017 01:56
This is fascinating. Wonderful light. V
Martin Lamoon02-Aug-2017 18:38
Hidden in the rocks.
Neil Marcus02-Aug-2017 08:29
A magnificent place and this image is worthy. Big Vote, Yiannis
J Ponces02-Aug-2017 02:03
Yiannis, the Bedouins lived in Petra since the fall of the Nabataean and the Romans. They lived in the small cave-like colourful holes, and some of the structures, not covered by the sands! I could still see them there in 1998, but they have since been expelled not to 'bother' the tourists... The King of Jordan built them a new village upstairs, they really did not like, and there where even some serious cases of clashes!
Last time I went, in 2007, they were almost gone, just the usual sellers, etc...
In fact, a pity!!!!