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Great macjake 2019-05-01 4:31

Hi Chris
oh man, this is awesome. Looks so much like the more famous Treasury, but obviously not as popular. You completely lucked out with the donkey walking by. Sorry for the ignorant question, but were these actually used by people with a functional purpose, or are they just carvings? love it. cheers
Craig

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Old 05-01-2019, 06:19 PM
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Default To macjake: Petra

Hi Craig

Of course they were functional buildings in their day. The Jordanian Dinar has been tied to the US dollar for the past decade so it's a bit more expensive than other Middle Eastern countries, but so worth it. The Nabataean Arabs inhabited the city from the 4th century BC until the earthquake of 363 AD, & the early Islamic period in the 7th century, when it was abandoned. Hard to believe that it was not rediscovered until 1812 AD by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra
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