Culture


Subject:
World heritage

Petra, the Kingdom of the Caravans
WARNING! Chrome users: if you get "Server not found", consult FAQ.5 for solutions
Share this:
 

Language(s): English  »French, Ara, Spa

Summary/Historical Context

Related material that you
may also like:
Historic sites
Nabataean
Caravans
Beduin
Stonework

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: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1985

  RESTRICTED. For inquiries about how to get authorization to reuse this material or to obtain a disk copy of it, please contact the publisher or the author directly. For further information refer to our FAQs 6 to 9

Top of the page