The Wonders of Petra
Petra is known as the ‘strangest city in the world’. Lost for almost 2000 years, it was only just rediscovered in recent times and is undeniably one of the greatest wonders created by nature and man. Petra was first established sometime around the 6th century BC, by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria.
It is Jordan’s biggest tourist attraction, most valuable treasure and a world heritage site. The city was carved into the sheer red rock by the Nabataeans, a highly industrious Arab culture who were engineering genius. Walking through the amazing sites is an experience in itself, awe inspiring, with enormous rock formations of dazzling colour, soaring 8 metre cliffs and tombs carved to last throughout the afterlife.
At the Wonders of Petra presentation you will also see the sacred alters where human sacrifices were made to the sun-god. What impelled these rock dwellers to cut the hearts of living girls? Who were the sacrifices for? You will also see EBLA, a city that was lost for 4000 years.
This presentation is a spectacle that must be seen to be believed!