Jordan: A few snapshots

Looking through my computer’s folders, I just found a few snapshots from a holiday in Jordan back in 2003. The quality is terrible, but i have great memories. Should also note that this was before i met Anke 🙂

  • Floating in the Dead Sea
  • After diving in Aqaba
  • Wadi Rum
  • And, of course, Petra

The famous archaeological site of Petra (originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu) dates to around 300 B.C. and was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq (see photo), it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is also shown in the photos: the 45m-high Al Khazneh temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, known as The Treasury.