nabateans

anonymous asked:

your blog is beautiful, its just too bad your inti-Semitic. you know that's racist right?

A Semite is a member of any of various ancient and modern Semitic-speaking peoples, mostly originating in the Near East, including: Akkadians (Assyrians andBabylonians), Ammonites, Amorites,Arameans, Chaldeans, Canaanites (includingHebrews/Israelites/Jews/Palestinians/Samaritans and Phoenicians/Carthaginians),Eblaites, Dilmunites, Edomites, Amalekites,Turukku, Ethiopian Semites, Hyksos, Arabs,Nabateans, Maltese, Mandaeans, Mhallami,Moabites, Shebans, Meluhhans, Maganites, Ubarites, Sabians and Ugarites. 

ALRIGHT. Now that we cleared that out, do I have anything against these specific ethnic/cultural groups? No. I’m against Zionism. And many of these SEMITIC groups are against Zionism and Jews. Are they anti-Semitic too? Not at all. Indeed, it’s only “offensive” and “wrong” if a gentile does it.

What an experience to see Petra from above. This is one of the most unique places in the world. This unique tourist attraction also happens to be on the list of one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Thanks to the Jordan Tourism Board. This is one of those places that astounds you when you first see it. Walking what seems like miles through an intricate winding gorge with roughly 262 foot cliffs (80 meters) the treasury just creeps into your vision. Once you arrive you see an endless array of tourists, camels, and curious onlookers. We were given exclusive access to go up a sealed off rocky cliff to take pictures of the treasury from high above.

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The tombs at Mada'in Saleh were built by the Nabateans in the first century. The influence of the Greeks and Romans, whom the Nabateans traded frankincense to, is obvious. While Nabatean homes are dust in the wind, today, 2000 years later, their tombs remain monuments of lasting design.

Jordan, Day 6: The Ancient Nabatean City of Petra

The “rose-red city”! Petra is the historical city of the Nabatean civilization, one of Jordan’s most famous landmarks, as well as one of the 8 wonders of the modern world. My mom would like very much to see Petra, but these pictures will have to do for now. 

Near the entrance of the site, we immediately began to see the architecture of the Nabateans, carved directly into the sandstone hills. This is a tomb of a very rich family. The four pyramid towers on top mean that there are four people buried within the tomb. 

Daisy looks a bit too happy about being stopped by the gaurds.

We entered the high walls of the city around 9 in the morning, which is the best time to see the colours of the walls in the early sun. Later in the day the rock changes colour many times. 

In some places the walls of the Siq (the pathway to the city) are up to 80 feet high.  

The first glimpse of the Treasury through the rock walls.

The Treasury at Petra! Locals and explorers believed that it held treasures, hence the name. Once it was excavated they realized that it held no secret treasure hoard. You can see where the pillars have been restored by modern artists. Near the top left of the picture you can see the groves in the wall that would have acted as scafolding for the carvers. Sandstone is very easy to carve, but I can’t imagine being up that high to do it! 

Past the Treasury, in the city. 

SO many locals call Petra home. They live there full time selling their wares to tourists, including postcards, jewelry, and many other souvenirs. Small children came up to us dozens of times trying to sell us things. It’s very hard to say no to them. 

Those of us who were brave climbed the 800 step descent to the Monastery at the highest point of the city of Petra. Only 4 of us (including me!) climbed the whole way to the top. The rest took donkeys to get there. My reward for the hike up was a ride down the mountain on a donkey, which was an experience in itself. 

Daisy and Ciara standing in the mouth of the Monastery, which is 47 feet high. 

I wish I could post every picutre I took in Petra. I pick about 1 out of 30 photos to post on my blog every day, and there are so many more experiences that I just don’t have time to convey here. There’s really no way to understand it unless you experience it first hand. Petra was easily among the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. 

My experience at Petra, however, pales in comparison to my night camping in the desert of Wadi Rum. Next post!