Claimed to be the eighth wonder of the world, Petra is a city carved out of the sandstone mountains of the Jordan desert by the Nabataeans in the 2nd century B.C. Access to this city is through a narrow split in the rock, 10-20 feet wide. Almost through this passage way, facades of tombs loom before you; the Greek and Roman influence surrounds you. Sculptures of the Nabataean gods and goddesses adorn the city's temples, resembling Zeus and Aphrodite. This sudden grandeur in the middle of the Arabian desert surprises.
I stood before the fragments of Petra, incredulous that I was able to glimpse a piece of the story.