7 Wonders And Here’s 1: Petra, Jordan

“The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is Located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba (see the Map), Petra the world wonder, is undoubtedly Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world. It is not known precisely when Petra was built, but the city began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC, which grew rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. Petra was later annexed to the Roman Empire and continued to thrive until a large earthquake in 363 AD destroyed much of the city in the 4th century AD. The earthquake combined with changes in trade routes, eventually led to the downfall of the city which was ultimately abandoned. By the middle of the 7th century Petra appears to have been largely deserted and it was then lost to all except local Bedouin from the area.” Source: https://visitpetra.jo/Pages/viewpage.aspx?pageID=124

One of the better explanations of Petra just below:

One of the more famous sites in Petra is the Treasury. Check it out:

Photo: Jordan Tourism Board https://media.visitjordan.com/ViewImage.aspx?SystemPhotoId=3327

“Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة‎; “The Treasury”), is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in present-day Jordan. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic: Ad Deir), this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face. It was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century CE during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. The treasury was built by the Nabateans, and it has classical Greek-influenced architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in both Jordan and the region.” Source: https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/366/the-treasury-petra-jordan—3d-view/

EASTER EGG: This 3-D view of the Treasury is worth a look: https://skfb.ly/6xBIP. Check out #8 in particular to learn something cool about how the temple was carved out of the rock face.

Google Map snap of Petra to help you place it’s location: