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Narrow Exit by ashamandour Narrow Exit by ashamandour
Photo by: Abdulhameed Shamandour
Location: Petra, Jordan

Petra (Greek "πέτρα" (petra), meaning rock; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ) is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor 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". Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die".
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Interesting rock formation, looking almost like mist, or clouds, or like flowing liquid. Nicely captured.
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow good composure and texture.
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ashamandour Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much i appreciate it
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Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow. What a gorgeous photo of an absolutely stunning place. :heart:
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ashamandour Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes it is stunning place, thank you so much dear friend :hug:
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LAMA-Art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh My
Stunning
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ashamandour Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Lama
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