Friday, February 28, 2014

JORDAN ~Petra at night - UNESCO~

Stunning and magical nightview of the passeway to the Treasure only lit by over 2500 candles...stamped on december 1, so I'm really glad it arrived after 3 months travelling...
Thanks a lot Rod!!

With nice defentives stamp:
Hadrian's triumphal arch in Jerash
(Issued 1996- 1997)
The most famous attraction in Jordan is the Nabatean city of Petra.

The Siq opens up onto Petra’s most magnificent façade - the Treasury or Al Khazna. It stands at almost 40 meters high and is intricately decorated with friezes, statues and other features carved out of a single rock.

There is a funerary urn at the top of the Treasury which according to local legend conceals pharaoh’s treasures. Although the original function is still a mystery, the Khazna is believed by many archaeologists to be the mausoleum of King Aretas IV (9BC- 40AD).

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