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Best of History Web Sites. European. Petra: Lost City of Stone. Deep within the deserts of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra.

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Through a narrow gorge it emerges into view, revealing awe-inspiring monuments cut into the surrounding cliffs. What is this astonishing city? Who built it, and why? Two thousand years ago, Petra stood at a crossroads of the ancient Near East. Camel caravans passed through, loaded with spices, textiles and incense from distant regions--and through such commerce, the city flourished.

Treasures from The National Archives. All Empires: Online History Community.


Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe.