The Treasury at Petra, Jordan, seen from the slot canyon known as the Siq

The Treasury at Petra, Jordan, is one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the world. The structure was carved from solid rock by the Nabataeans, who are thought to have been an ancient Arabic tribe. Very little is known about the Nabataeans. It is believed that they began as a nomadic tribe, wandering the northern Arabian Peninsula in search of water and pastures for their herds of animals. Over time they settled in the area now known as Petra, which was situated at the crossroads of caravan…

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