The Treasury, Petra, Jordan by candlelight. This World Heritage site was founded by the Nabataean kingdom in and around the century BC and is famous for it's numerous rock cut buildings. Photo by Andrew Waddington
is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an, that 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.
Facade of the Treasury in Petra, Jordan. Petra, hidden in a deep gorge in Jordan, was once described as "the rose red city half as old as time." Whereas the façade of its famous Treasury was carved some two thousand years ago.