petra history

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Google continues to expand the range of its Street View project. The company launched imagery from the ancient rock-cut city of Petra, in Jordan (and one of the seven wonders of the world, depending on which list you’re looking at), as well as imagery from 30 other historical sites in the country.

Go explore here. 

independent.co.uk
The forgotten gardens of Petra have been rediscovered after almost 2,000 years
The forgotten gardens of Petra have been rediscovered after almost 2,000 years - revealing an advanced irrigation and water storage system that has shocked experts. Alongside the system which allowed for the maintenance of a garden in the desert, excavations also uncovered the remnants of fountains, ponds and a huge swimming pool, according to Haaretz.

Petra, an ancient site in modern day Jordan, was once the home of the Nabataeans until it was conquered by the Romans and later received an influx of Greco-Roman culture.  Its irrigation and water storage systems were recent discovered by archaeologists.  Rain does not often come in this area of the Near East so these systems were vital for preserving life in Petra.     

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