Petra, The Lost City of the Nabateans – Jordan

João Leitão
Updated on January 18, 2019

Petra – Jordan

Who has not dreamed of visiting Petra since watching the famous movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? No doubt that Petra is a magical destination and one of the most beautiful places in the World.

“The archaeological site of Petra lies in a large valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba in southwestern Jordan.”

An influential city for Nabatean trade, inhabited since ancient times, Petra lies in the heart of a rocky valley with breathtaking views.

Petra was an Edomite city before becoming the capital of the Nabataean kingdom and at the same time a crucial crossroad between Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Syria.


On this page, I share with you a small photo gallery of Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan, and one of the 7 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. If you are looking for some images of Petra, then you are in the right place.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Last part

Petra’s Most Famous Monuments:

Historians indicate that Petra was founded around 312 BC as the capital of the Nabataeans.

  1. Bab Al-Siq
  2. The treasure
  3. The Royal Tombs
  4. Downtown
  5. Al-Habees Museum
  6. Superior Palace of the Sacrifice
  7. Al-Deir



Petra is the symbol of Jordan and the most visited destination in the country.

The ancient city of Petra remained unknown until the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt discovered it in 1812.

The building called El Khazneh or the Treasury Chamber of Petra, was where the famous movie “Indiana Jones and the Robbers of the Lost Ark” was filmed.

Petra has been occupied by several civilizations since prehistoric times and has suffered many incursions by the tribes of Israel, Romans, and Ottomans.


The city of Petra has been hidden for centuries, and although having been discovered 200 years ago, only just recently it became part of the mass tourism itineraries.

Petra is one of the most incredible and beautiful places in the world.

Photos of Petra

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HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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