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Petra by Mind Map: Petra

1. History

1.1. Petra=Rock in greek

1.2. Arabic=rose colored city

1.3. Located in Western Jordan

1.4. built in the first century B.C. by an Arab tribe

1.5. Hidden to europeans until swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

1.6. rediscovered in 1812

2. Description

2.1. High walls and surrounding mountains served as intimidating defenses against raiders tempted to plunder the city's wealth

2.2. The main entrence is called the Siq.

2.3. Jane Taylor photographer of Petra has described it "One of the beauties of Petra has been our freedom to climb wherever we want."

2.4. Found a pool complex in the 1800's

3. Tourists

3.1. Guide tours available

3.2. Pera Archeological museum

3.2.1. Located in ancient Nabataean cave.

3.2.2. The collection represent finds from excavations in the Petra region, dating from the Edomite, Nabataean, Roman and Byzantine periods, with special stone sculptures.

3.3. Hotels and restaurants

3.4. Over 5000 visitors a day

4. People of Petra

4.1. Arabian nomads called the Nabataeans

4.2. Early nabataeans diliked houses believing that they trapped them to a greater power.

5. Movies & Fame

5.1. 1989 film Indiana Jones

6. Destruction

6.1. Earthquakes

6.2. Elements:damaged the fragile stone

7. Religion

7.1. Christianity when the first christian emporer Constantine I

7.2. Strongly influenced by the Greeks(before they took over)

7.3. Worshiped gods & goddesses like Zues and Aphrodite/Venus