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Petra, Jordan, Petra Monastery enterance overview

Petra is located in the valley east of Wadi 'Araba, 80 kilometres from the Dead Sea. Because of its settlement, the city has grown to become an important economic center of the spice trade. One of the most remarkable achievements was the system of water conservation. Temple of Petra was a monumental building, surrounded by pillars and decorated with extraordinary mosaics. It was assumed that the central urn above the entrance of the temple is a fabulous treasure, but it contains the remains of a ruler. Petra People were not only known for the control of trade routes and the city's architectural beauty, but for their wisdom, their writings, for their beautiful fabrics, excellent for ceramics and metal processing and finesse. With the changing trade routes, the city declined, becoming a ghost town, whose impressive ruins can be admired today.