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Here are my last three photos from Petra, the ancient city in southern Jordan founded by the Nabataeans in the 5th century BC. A Unesco World Heritage site and voted one of the seven new wonders of the world (a vote undertaken because most of the old wonders no longer exist).

I avoided the best known views for the main photos of my first two uploads, but today I'm all in for classic postcard views. I have several more photos from Petra, but they are all of the workshop kind and nothing for a main upload, so the next time I will move to another part of Jordan.

Today's photo shows the street leading up to two of the most famous graves in Petra. To the left is the so called Palace Tomb, built by the last Nabataean ruler King Rabel II who reigned Petra 70–106 AD, up to the Roman conquest. Next to it is the Corinthian Tomb built during the reign of Malichus II (40–70 AD) to house the remains of his predecessor Aretas IV.

Here is a larger version.

One WS shows the largest building, or rather façade, in Petra. In the other a man is seen riding along a street.

All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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