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Petra, the Nabataean City of the Dead. ©UNESCO 1999
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Petra, the Nabataean City of the Dead

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Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

Place/country: Jordan
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Credits: Christian Romanowsky, director. Gustav Adolf Bahr, participant.
SWR Media, producer. Elke Dorsch-Wagner, producer ; Gisela Mahlmann, producer. eMotion Picture Baden Baden Produktion, co-producer.
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