Petra -

Petra

The Rose-Red City

By Christian Auge, Jean-Marie Dentzer

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Deep in the desert of Jordan lies the hidden city of Petra, one of the greatest marvels of the ancient world. Carved from rose-red rock, Petra's monuments, dwellings and temples were for centuries the centre of a splendid civilization. Later the city fell into ruin and its location was lost, until the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812. Petra's mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Excavations by the authors Christian Auge and Jean-Marie Dentzer provide new information about this unique city.

Product code: 9780500300992

ISBN 9780500300992
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H180xW125
Series New Horizons
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
On Sale Date 22/06/2000
Deep in the Jordanian desert lies the hidden rose red city of Petra, carved directly out of the solid rock that rises in sharp ridges above the sands. Recent excavations provide new information about this mysterious, beautiful and dramatic site.