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Petra is Amazing!

The ancient Nabateans selected Petra as their capital because of its strategic location.

  • Valleys provide tough points of entry to the city and gave the location tremendous security.
  • We walked down the most famous entry, a gorge that bears the Arabic name, Siq, meaning “the shaft.” The Siq boasts walls as high as a 65-story building.

After the Siq snakes back and forth for a mile, it rewards each traveler with a stunning view of Petra’s most famous site: The Treasury.

We were here for hours but we didn’t see Indiana Jones!

—Wayne Stiles
Bible Teacher for Sapphire Bus 6
See my pics and read a devotional about today’s sites

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