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00:44 • Walk in Little Petra

02:49 • Musician: rebab player

03:56 • The amazing cliffs of Little Petra

 

Troglodyte cities

Troglodyte cities are always fascinating. Whether it is the carved cliffs of Cappadocia in Turkey, with their astonishing Byzantine churches carved into the rock or the Buddhist temples of the beginning of our era in central India, in Ellora or Ajanta, all these places remain steeped in mystery. .

Who dug these cities and temples? Why? how did they do it?

Petra

The site of Petra in Jordan is certainly one of the best known. And its builders, whose empire reached its peak in the time of Jesus Christ, the Nabataeans, continue to intrigue historians. This site is huge and includes a multitude of temples and a large necropolis.

Little Petra

If Petra was a big city, capital of the Nabataean empire, it seems that its little sister located a few kilometers away, was a kind of suburb where the rich merchants who made the fortune of Petra could live in peace, far from the bustle. from the big neighboring town.

Very small compared to Petra, the Little Petra site is much less frequented by tourists. However, it presents magnificent examples of cave architecture of the time. If the monuments are less dazzling than the "Treasure" of Petra, they are nonetheless of great aesthetic and historical value.

And, as a visitor, it affords the incomparable luxury of being able to be seen apart from the intrusive crowds that characterize Petra.

about the place, Little Petra:

A few kilometers from Petra in Jordan is another Nabataean site, much smaller than Petra. The site dates from the same period and also features buildings excavated in the rock. Historians believe it was a suburb of Petra where wealthy merchants lived and amused themselves.

 

Music:

 - YouTube video library - A Fallen Cowboy

 - YouTube video library - Desert Caravan

 

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