Petra

Petra

Petra, originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans, is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an. It is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Petra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Ma’an Governorate

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Nabataean

Site Features: Nabataean Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Petra

Date of Inscription: 1985

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