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Petra first choice of National Geographic’s 2021 archaeology volume — JTB

By JT - Dec 30,2020 - Last updated at Dec 31,2020

AMMAN — National Geographic’s first book devoted to the most famous archaeological sites in the world was dedicated to Petra, according to a Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) statement.

This recognition comes after the ancient capital of the Nabataeans, was ranked first by Lonely Planet as the most beautiful place in the world out of a selection of 500 other destinations.

The National Geographic volume dedicated to Petra consists of 95 pages and is a real journey through the history of this magical and extraordinary place. 

With splendid images and 3D reproductions of the main monuments, such as the Treasury, the Monastery, the Colonnaded Road , Qasr Al Bint Farum and the royal tombs.

To win the first volume of this important historical-archaeological series, Petra prevailed over the fierce competition of other very important UNESCO sites: Greece, Luxor and Karnak, Macchu Picchu, Rome, Palmira, Angor Vat, the Pyramids, the Xi’an army in China, Uxmal, Pompei, Persepolis, Abu Simbel and the sites of central and south America such as Macchu Picchu, Chichen Itzà and Teorihucan.


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