Babylon added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites; CNN

It was a metropolis in ancient Mesopotamia that became one of the most important sites in the ancient world. Now Babylon, in Iraq, is officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Go around the world in 80 days as part of Airbnb’s new adventures; Andrea Smith; Lonely Planet

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The Nabataeans–An Early, Pre-Islamic Arab Kingdom Once Lost in Time; John Mason; Arab America

Long before the rise of Islam in the 7th century AD, an Arab power arose in the 4th century BC. Known as the Nabataean Kingdom, is formed from an Arab, Bedouin tribal base, much as the Islamic empire did almost a millennium later. In time, the Kingdom became a client state of the Roman Empire and thereafter declined in importance to the point where it almost disappeared from the map. It became so hidden in its geographic and economic isolation that it was virtually forgotten, becoming home to just…

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A Guide to Petra: One of New Seven Wonders of the World; Team Out Of Town; Out of Town Blog

The Ultimate first-timer’s travel guide to Petra, Jordan

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Petra, a desert dream; Tom Stieghorst; Travel Weekly

Glimpsing the Treasury building at the end of mile-long hike down a narrow slot canyon — bright in the sun against the shadow of the cliff walls — has something of the quality of a mirage.

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Get lost in the historical beauty of Petra, Jordan; Jennifer Cox; Suburban

Petra, also known as the “Red Rose City,” is undoubtedly Jordan’s most popular tourist site. A stunning historical marvel built into the face of red rocks more than 2000 years…

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Petra – One of the 7 New Wonders of the World; Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

One of the seven new wonders of the world, the city of secrets, Petra, has become particularly popular since the release of one of Indiana Jones’ series and has since attracted millions of tourists from around the world. Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα), originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan.

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The Stunning Greek-inspired Architecture of the Ancient City of Petra; Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi; Greek Reporter

The ancient ruins of Petra, Jordan, highlight the pervasive influence of Greek architecture in ancient times. Here is what you have in store when you visit the archaeological site…

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Petra 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Ancient Rose City; Teddy Minford; Fodors

Petra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the best things to do in Jordan. Our complete guide has everything you need to know about when to visit, where to stay, and what to see at this ancient archaeological site in the Middle East. From souvenirs to food and drinks, we’ve highlighted the best places to eat, stay, and shop while visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Discover mystery among the ruins in Petra; Mira Temkin; Splash Magazine

Jordan – Petra

Petra, Jordan has often been called “The Red City,” or the “The Lost City of Stone,” or known for its famous backdrop in the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Located in the southwestern…

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