Petra Jordan - Asia History and Location • • • • • • Vlll a.c, Edomitas. Vl BC.C, The route of the caravans. Vl d.c, The change . December/6/1985. Since 1993. July/7/2007. The settlement of Petra is located in a narrow valley, east of the Arava valley that stretches from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. The most famous remains of Petra are undoubtedly its buildings carved in the same rock of the valley (hemispheres), in particular, the buildings known as the Khazneh (the Treasury) and the Deir (the Monastery). Natur al ¿Why is a wonder? Petra is an important archaeological site in Jordan, and the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, its inhabitants called it Raqmu (in Nabatean Arabic, The name of Petra comes from the Greek πέτρα meaning stone, and its name is perfectly suitable, it is not of a city built with stone, literally excavated and sculpted in stone. Beautiful places around it In addition to all the landscape that the wonder of Petra offers us, we must remember that very close to it there are equally fascinating places that are surely worth visiting.