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- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Travel to Jordan and experience the ancient city of Petra
Travel to Jordan and visit the rose-hued fortress city of Petra, which was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans - a mysterious people who carved a trading empire from the desert in what is now modern Jordan. Take time to explore the extraordinary beauty of Petra's rock-hewn architecture and to discover its history. There's also time to float in the legendary Dead Sea and see Jerusalem shimmering in the distance from mosaic-adorned Mt Nebo. This short break amid ancient wonders is the perfect way to cap off a voyage to the Middle East.
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One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Amman offers a fascinating mix of ancient sites and modern culture to explore. Sitting at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is seven times saltier than a normal ocean and its mud is said to have healing properties.
Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan and today historic sites such as the Citadel offer an insight into the city's intriguing past.
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