Petra In Jordan

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Published on August 18, 2009

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Slide 1: Music: "Helwa Already Baladi" (My Country is Beautiful) Singer: Dalidá City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World Slide 2: For 600 years thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was legendary like the Atlantis and Troy Slide 3: The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths as this, among mountains of stone. Slide 4: Imagine its emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, saw this scene in the 19th century! Slide 5: The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and has 42m. of height Slide 6: Completely it was carved in calcareous rock. Slide 7: But the palace is only one among the many magnificent constructions in Petra, all carved in calcareous rock. Slide 8: Petra was constructed towards the 6th century BC. by the Nabatéens, during the Persian Empire. Slide 9: The Nabateos were Bedouins that lived on the commerce of spices, like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants. . Slide 10: By the year 60 AD. Petra was conquered and enclosed to the Roman Empire. Slide 11: Through the years, the wind has left its contribution, carving the most beautiful forms in the mountains of calcareous rock. Slide 12: Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Slide 13: They pay attention to the details carved of the interiors. Slide 14: The colors in the stones are natural. Slide 15: It is that it colored geological composition of the sand is favorable for "paintings" natural as these. Slide 16: Or these formations to remove the breath, found in the walls of some mountains. Slide 17: The nabateos built in Petra a sophisticated hydraulic system with tunnels and tanks of water Slide 18: This theater, in Greek-Roman style, had capacity for 4.000 spectators. Slide 19: In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all the city, and Petra never was inhabited. Slide 20: End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World

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