OLogy: A Walk Through the Ruins of Petra

Explore an amazing city carved into the sandstone cliffs.

Local people have long known about the ruins of an ancient city called Petra, hidden deep within the desert of modern-day Jordan. Stories tell of a powerful and wealthy city that once bustled with life. It was full of lush gardens, ornate houses, and markets loaded with exotic goods.

In the early 1800s, western explorers came across the remains of this lost civilization. They found spectacular structures carved into cliffs, elaborate sculptures and statues, intricate pottery and jewelry, and much more. And today, Petra is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Still, only five percent of the city has been uncovered, and many mysteries remain.


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