Category archives for Jordan

Petra: Could it be Al Hijr as mentioned in the Holy Quran?

Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra declined rapidly under Roman rule, in large part due to the revision of sea-based trade routes. In 363 an earthquake destroyed many buildings, and crippled the vital water management system. The ruins […]