Magical Jordan

The Monastery inside Petra, Jordan - photo by Rob McFarland

The Monastery inside Petra, Jordan – photo by Rob McFarland

Signature Magazine, Australia – March 2012

As we’re walking through the Siq, the meandering chasm of rock that leads to the ancient city of Petra, our entertaining guide beckons us over to the right-hand wall. Apparently we’re looking for an eagle’s nest lodged high in the cliff face. None of us can see it so he shuffles us over to the opposite wall and tells us to turn around.

Suddenly, it all becomes clear. Through a narrow gap in the rock we get our first glimpse of Petra’s infamous Treasury, a spell-binding, 43m high Hellenistic facade carved out of sheer rock in the first century AD.

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