360 at Petra

Come take a 360 degree virtual tour of Petra in Wadi Musa, Jordan.  Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World and while my tour covers a good portion of Petra this is no substitute to being there and feeling the magnitude of the place (I covered 25KM in one day and did not get all of it).

A short history of Petra (which I copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra) will be below

Clicking on each of these pictures will take you to a 360 degree sphere on 360cities.net allowing you to immerse yourself in the environment.  There are a total of 19 spheres I in my tour but only a portion of them are shown here, to see them all please click this link:

https://www.360cities.net/sets/petra/page/1

Why Not Shop Tree Treasury Monastery High Place Great Temple Cave CanyonYes this is copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra

Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans,[2] it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction.[3] It lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah (identified by some as the biblical Mount Hor[4]) in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.[5] See: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. Petra was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die”.[6]

-erik

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