Jordan

Petra, the jewel in the crown of Jordan`s antiquities, has been declared by popular ballot one of the `new ` Seven Wonders of the World.

The wind and occasional flooding has shaped the landscape of the magnificent wind-blown desert of Wadi Rum into a cyclorama of pillars and rock arches – a fit arena for the spectacles of history played out here. Visit The Citadel and Archaeological Museum in Amman. With a selection of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the remains of an Umayyad city and fine views of the Roman amphitheatre, it is a fascinating attraction to visit.

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