The ruins of Petra in Jordan, the 2,000-year-old trading city of the Nabataeans that also housed kings, is a magnificent, but also mysterious architectural wonder of the world. Situated in a gorge in the hills, the city is partly carved out of the rock. The historic city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, pictured is the Khazneh (treasure chamber). This building is a tomb temple built in 85 BC and 84 BC, probably commissioned by King Aretas III of the Nabataeans. The facade, executed in a double Corinthian order, is 40 metres high and 25 metres wide.
This artworks is offered by Bart van Eijden
Bart travels to fascinating and 'difficult' countries. He is an independent adventurer and photographer.