Taking the Leap
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THE MILE-LONG ENTRYWAY TO PETRA, called al-Siq, is a monstrous gorge that creates a dramatic build-up to the ancient city.
I was fascinated by the architecture and sophisticated water management systems of the Nabataeans, who started building Petra as early as 5th century BC. The ancient city had a very cosmopolitan atmosphere because it was at the crossroads of two important trade routes: the Silk Road and King’s Highway.