N for Nabatean Petra

The Nabateans were an Arab tribe who were originally believed to be nomadic but later settled down in parts of Jordan. Petra was their capital city- it sat on an important route on the trade network that connected the east and the Mediterranean.

Petra had been inhabited by another group of people called the Edomites before the Nabateans came in and built much of what we see today. Large structures carved out of rock face- the buildings that are now so familiar to us including the treasury and the monastery.

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan
Near the Royal Tombs at Petra
The Silk Tomb- part of the Royal Tombs group at Petra
The amphitheatre at Petra carved out of rock

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    It is gorgeous to see them in photos again!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      It was fantastic to be there- I definitely have to go again to climb that other summit and look at the tombs we didn’t have time to do!

  2. So stunning! I can’t imagine what it would be like to see this in person.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      It is an amazing place and I hope you get to visit this place sometime!

  3. I’m sure the lovely photos don’t even begin to do it justice. I can only imagine how breathtaking it must be to take it all in — in person. Thanks for sharing your impressive photos.

    Melissa Sugar @
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    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks for visiting my blog Melissa! And for the lovely comments.

  4. Nirmala says:

    How ancient people had the energy and will and patience to work through rocky mountain sides amazes me!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      I know- it must have taken a special kind of dedication and devotion!

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