Belt, Don; Belt, Annie Griffiths
December 1998
National Geographic;Dec98, Vol. 194 Issue 6, p116
Focuses on the city of Petra in Jordan. The rocky landscape; The buildings and monasteries that were built in the cliffs; The Al Dier (Monastery) that was probably a Nabataean shrine; The history of the ancient city; The Bedouin people; Life in modern-day Petra as of 1998.


Related Articles

  • T.R.B. from Petra.  // New Republic;6/4/66, Vol. 154 Issue 23, p4 

    Presents an article about the author's travel in the extinct city of Petra in Jordan in 1966. Description of the city; Attitude of U.S. citizens toward antiquity; Way in which city dwellers responded to richness; Influence of the Roman Empire on city; Factors which contributed to the...

  • Cave of Style.  // Know Your World Extra;3/17/2006, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p2 

    Provides information on a temple that is part of Petra, an ancient city in Jordan. Comparison of the structure over other buildings; Construction of the temple in the desert canyons of Jordan; Characteristics of the temple.

  • PETRA A WORLD WONDER. Mink, Randy // Cruise Travel;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p47 

    The article offers information on the city of Petra in Jordan. It states that Petra was founded by Nabataeans, who were industrious Arab people, and were famous for their architecture, culture, and water channels. It also states that many few people know about this city carved with red stone,...

  • If you only have a day in Legendary Petra. Kerr, Jim // Cruise Travel;May/Jun99, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p30 

    Describes the lost city of Petra in Jordan. How the imposing edifice known as `The Treasury' was built by Arab people during the ancient times; History of the city; Description of a series of chambers called the Royal Tombs; Exploration of the labyrinthine gorges while riding a camel; Steep...

  • Welcome to the hippodrome. Pepper, Tom // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;11/25/2005, Vol. 49 Issue 47, p10 

    The article focuses on the reenactment of Roman gladiatorial contests at the Jerash site in Jordan as part of the tourism program of the country as of November 2005. The gladiatorial contest forms just one part of an array of spectacles that have brought life back to the ruins of Jerash. Having...

  • Petra, Jordan's Rose-Red City.  // Archaeology;Mar/Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p71 

    Describes the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, which features 100-meter high sheer cliffs of sandstone in rose-red, blue, and beige, as well as shapes carved naturally by the elements. Nabataean settlements in sixth century B.C.; Monument to one of the great Nabataean kings carved in classical...

  • Update: Pella of the Decapolis.  // Archaeology;Mar/Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p83 

    Explains that archaeological teams from The College of Wooster and the University of Sydney continue to discover historical aspects of the ancient city of Pella of the Decapolis, Jordan. Evidence for habitation in the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Bronze, and Middle Bronze Ages; Excavated...

  • ANCIENT PETRA. Duff, Craig // Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel (Newsweek LLC);Mar2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p62 

    The article presents information for travelers who want to visit the ruins of the extinct city of Petra, Jordan. The sandstone ruins of Petra were one of the world's best-kept secrets until the early 19th century. Petra is in the mountains of southwestern Jordan, where it can be very hot in the...

  • Revisiting a Lost City. Patel, Vibhuti // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);11/17/2003 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 142 Issue 20, p63 

    The ancient civilization of Petra comes to New York. Now amateur archeologists need only travel to New York's American Museum of Natural History to rediscover "Petra: Lost City of Stone" in a striking new exhibit of 200 works. Marking the first U.S. Jordanian cultural collaboration, the show (on...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics