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The People Who Live in Petra (or Not)

Not long after arriving to Petra, the ancient city in southern Jordan known alternately and aptly as the Lost City and the Rose City, my two companions and I climbed a series of staircases carved into cliffs, which deposited us finally onto a large terrace. At the far end of it, a large room had also been carved into the cliffs, along with an ...

10 Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Petra

You'd have to try pretty hard to have a bad experience at Petra, the stunning ancient city carved into the desert cliffs of southern Jordan. That said, the landscape there is extreme, and aside from the Treasury building, the way to the gems not always obvious. After my trip there last December, I assembled this list of 10 things you can do to get ...