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Petra, the Nabataean City of the Dead

Language: English

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.

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Place/region: Petra, Jordan, Southwest Asia, Middle East
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Christian Romanowsky
Participant: Gustav Adolf Bahr
Publisher: SWR Media
Producer: Elke Dorsch-Wagner, Gisela Mahlmann
Coproducer/sponsor: eMotion Picture Baden Baden Produktion
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Original: Beta SP
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0083
Rights holder: ZDF Südwestfunk; UNESCO