184 Photos - Jan 13, 2013
Photo: Atop natural archPhoto: Photo: View from Mount Nebo, where Moses went to diePhoto: New chapel under constructionPhoto: Byzantine mosaics from the original chapelPhoto: Photo: Photo: View towards the Dead SeaPhoto: Mosaic in Madaba--only discovered in the 1930s because someone had unknowingly built a house on top of it.Photo: Photo: Photo: Orthodox church in MadabaPhoto: Inside is a mosaic map of the middle east (north is left; the Mediterranean is in the foreground and the boat center-top is in the middle of the Sea of Galilee)Photo: The stations of the cross are (somewhat newer) mosaicsPhoto: Key to the mapPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Entering Shobak Castle (built by Crusaders)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Little PetraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Steps carved into sandstonePhoto: Photo: Photo: Fresco designsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Temple of the ObelisksPhoto: Entering the SiqPhoto: Water channel for stock animalsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Fish?Photo: Or elephant?Photo: Remnants (just the feet) of a sculpture of a camel caravanPhoto: The Treasury comes into view at the end of the SIqPhoto: The Treaury at PetraPhoto: SunrisePhoto: Photo: Forbidden climbPhoto: Street of FacadesPhoto: Lower channel for animals, upper one held clay pipes for human drinking waterPhoto: Remains of the water pipes for human consumptionPhoto: Photo: Street of FacadesPhoto: Photo: The theatre (carved by the Nabateans and later expanded by the Romans)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Restroom inside one of the carved tombsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nabateans' Great TemplePhoto: Photo: Photo: Climbing up to the monasteryPhoto: Small tomb on the wayPhoto: The Monastery (so called because at one point it was occupied by Byzantine monks)Photo: Goat herdPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The street the Romans built when they took overPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Tourist town of Wadi Musa overlooking PetraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Silk TombPhoto: Photo: Photo: Ceiling insidePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: On stage at the theaterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Back at the TreasuryPhoto: The first floor of the Treasury is actually buried in the accumulated debris of 2000 years dust storms and flash floodsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Wadi Rum Protected AreaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Leaving the villagePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Vanessa climbs the dune in full desert protective gearPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: At Wadi RumPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Little siqPhoto: PotholePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Vanessa with Bedouin guidePhoto: Photo: Atop the arched rockPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Petroglyph map of WadiRumPhoto: More petroglyphsPhoto: Our ridePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Camels left to foragePhoto: Photo: Back to the villagePhoto: The seven pillars