Petra

New Horizons

Petra

The Rose-Red City

  1. Christian Augé
  2. Jean-Marie Dentzer
  • ISBN 9780500300992
  • 18.00 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 128pp
  • 125 Illustrations, 113 in colour
  • First published 2000
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Deep in the desert of Jordan lies the hidden city of Petra, one of the greatest marvels of the ancient world. Carved from rose-red rock, Petra’s monuments, dwellings and temples were for centuries the centre of a splendid civilization.

Later the city fell into ruin and its location was lost, until the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812. Petra’s mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Excavations by the authors Christian Augé and Jean-Marie Dentzer provide new information about this unique city.