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Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography
 

 

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PETRA
 
Arriving at Petra
 
The Walk Into Petra
 
The Siq
 
The Small Siq
 
Treasury
 
Street of Facades
 
Water Works
 
The Theater
 
The Royal Tombs
 
High Place
 
Colonnade Street
 
Great Temple
 
Temple of Al Uzza
 
Temple of Dushares
 
The Museum 
 
The Dier 
 
Al Habis
 
Um Al-Biera
 
Jebal Haroun
 
City of Board Games
 
Snake Monument
 
Sabara Suburb
 
City Walls/Map
 
Al Beidha
 
Al Beidha Village
 
Churches
 
Kubtha High Place
 
Wadi Nmeir 
 
Small Delights
 
The Bedul
 
Petra Today 
 
Petra Park
 
Is Petra the
Holy City of Islam?
 
 
 
 
Click the thumbnail below to see more of the wall of facades.
This picture was taken by James Wong from Vancouver, Canada in February 2004
 
 
 
 
Click the thumbnail below to see more of the rock colors in Petra.
This picture was taken by James Wong from Vancouver, Canada in February 2004
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 PETRA: The Street of Facades

 

street of tombs
After the viewing the Treasury, we come next to the Street of Facades, which is lined with tall, impressive tombs, with large facades or false faces on their fronts. This street eventually leads us down into the heart of the city proper.
robbed tomb  In order to investigate this tomb, high on the cliff side, archeologists used a famous mountain climber to climb up the mountain and leap down to the small ledge in front of the tomb. Unfortunately the tomb had been robbed long ago and he found only a new bones

 

damaged tomb

 

 

 

Some of the facades are badly damaged, and flood deposits have filled many of them with mud.

 wall of tombs Some of the canyon walls are lined with dozens of smaller tombs for the not-so-rich.

 

wind worn caves

 

 

 

Over the years the wind has done strange things to the tombs and caves along the roadway.

 

 more caves
The caves of Petra are a wonderful place to explore and enjoy the wonders of God's creations, along with the ingeniousness of man.

 

 Very narrow entrance
Across from the Street of Facades are tombs high on the mountain. You can scramble up the mountain at a place across from the stairs up to the High Place, or you can approach this area from the Urn Tomb. The strange door on the left leads to a rather large room.

 

 Very small doorway, half closed from the top
This door is below a huge, blank facade, with a very crip clean top.
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