Mountainside carvings of Petra Jordan

Petra is situated on the side of Mount Hor in a valley between the mountain ranges of the middle east. An incredible number of magnificent carvings are on the mountain-side. The booming civilization that carved these monuments abandoned the area after a series of wars and earthquakes in the region. Because of the monuments’ hidden position on the mountainside, they were hidden for a long time from greedy treasure hunters and left perfectly pristine for modern admirers of wonders from the ancient world. The carvings include glowing orange-red columns and palaces containing tombs cut from the mountain.

Mountainside carvings of Petra
Mountainside carvings of Petra
Mountainside carvings of Petra
Mountainside carvings of Petra
Mountainside carvings of Petra

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