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"Lost City" of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal -- National Geographic

"Lost City" of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal -- National Geographic | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Read about the lost city of Petra, Jordan, and its role in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in this article from National Geographic.
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Chichen Itza,Mexico

Chichen Itza,Mexico | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-Located in Mexico

-Kulkan Pyramid of Chichen Itza is a known tourist attraction

-The name means at the mouth of well of Itza

-t was one of the cities of Mayan

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Rock valley of ancient city Petra, Jordan

Rock valley of ancient city Petra, Jordan | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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- City of Petra in Jordan founded 8,000 years ago was protected by rock valley 


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Secret path of ancient city Petra ,Jordan

Secret path of ancient city Petra ,Jordan | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-  Called secret path of the ancinent city in Petra Jordan

-Narrow measuring about 5 mts long

-Closed on both sides by sandstone

-Wals are coverd with inscriptions called Sinca


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The treasure land in Petra

The treasure land in Petra | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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The Treasury, or Al Khazneh  found in Petra

-Famous monument

–Beleived to a storage of treasure of Pharoah

-Unesco is currently watches over this historical city

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House of the Cross.One of the ancient rock hewn churches of Lalibela,Ethiopi

House of the Cross.One of the ancient rock hewn  churches of Lalibela,Ethiopi | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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Pompeii,Italy

Pompeii,Italy | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-Located in western Italy

-Built in the  6th-7th C

-Ancient Roman City

-Registered under UNESCO

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Palmyra Agora,Syria

Palmyra Agora,Syria | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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Located in Syria

-Is a place for ancient monuments

-Built around  1st to the 2nd century

-Ancient civilization

  
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Teotihuacan,Mexico

Teotihuacan,Mexico | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-The holy city of Teotihuacan is located in Mexico

- Teotihuacan means a place where the gods were created'

- Built during the 1st and 7th centuries A.D.

-The city has different monuments such as pyramids

  
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Ancient Chan Chan City, Peru

Ancient Chan Chan City, Peru | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-Located in Peru

-An archaeological site

-Was constructed during late intermediate civilization

-Built around AD 850

-Is listed as a UNESCO heritage site

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Theater of the ancient town Petra in Jordan

Theater of the ancient town Petra in Jordan | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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- A theatre in the city of Petra Jordan

- Theatre has the capacity of holding 3,000 people

- Made of craved rock

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Ancient architecture of Petra city,Jordan

Ancient architecture of Petra city,Jordan | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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-Rose Red city

-Found in Jordan town called Petra

-mentioned in English Poet ,JW Bergonu as “This rose-red city, half the tree of eternity”


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Biggest monolithic church of ancient times.Ethiopia.House of the Saviour

Biggest monolithic church of ancient times.Ethiopia.House of the Saviour | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
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