| ♕ | Petra: Ancient City of Stone - December 1998, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt
Reclining on a rooftop carved two millennia ago, a Bedouin surveys the realm of the Nabataeans, whose ancient capital beckons from the sands of southern Jordan. Forgotten for centuries, Petra still echoes with mysteries of the past; this immense building, Al Deir (the Monastery), was probably a Nabataean shrine.
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