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Dreamlike color images of Petra and southern Jordan in the early 20th century

Dreamlike color images of Petra and southern Jordan in the early 20th century Built sometime around the 4th century BC, the city of Petra in southern Jordan was the capital of the Nabataean society.The Nabataeans carved elaborate and beautiful structures directly out of the raw sandstone cliffs, and devised ingenious cisterns and water conduits to make the city both a fortress and an oasis along the caravan trade routes of the region.