Petra Petra Arabic , Al Batr Ancient Greek , originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan.Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah valley that run from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba According to Hieronymus of Cardia, the name Petra Petra Industries Wholesale Distributor Consumer Petra is the industry s wholesale consumer electronics accessory authority As a consumer electronics wholesale distributor we connect top name brand products with retail partners. Visit Petra Home Page It is the ancient main entrance leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side Petra travel Lonely Planet A visit to Petra when it was rediscovered for the wider world by Jean Louis Burckhardt in the th century meant going in disguise, speaking in local dialect and engaging the trust of surrounding tribespeople. Petra Wikitravel Petra, the fabled rose red city, half as old as time, is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in . Petra, Jordan Archaeology and History National Geographic Camels in the doorway of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan, shows the enormity of the ancient building s entrance Carved into the sandstone hill by the Nabataeans in the second century A.D this Petra band Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres Formed in , the band took its name from the Greek word for rock Though it disbanded formally in , incarnations have played reunion shows Petra History, Map, Location, Facts Britannica Petra Petra, ancient city, center of an Arab kingdom in Hellenistic and Roman times, the ruins of which are in southwest Jordan The city was built on a terrace, pierced from east to west by the Wadi Musa the Valley of Moses one of the places where, according to Petra Wadi Musa Best of Petra Wadi Musa, Jordan Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World Travelers have fascinating places to explore here, including the breathtaking , year old Treasury, the narrow Siq gorge the main entrance to Petra , and the High Place of Sacrifice. Petra Welcome to Jordan Tourism Board Home The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.