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Jordan. Petra. The archeological site is part of the UNESCO world heritage project.  The Nabataeans were an arabian industrious tribe which settled down in southern Jordan 2000 years ago. Petra is located at the bottom of a spectacular deep gorge surrounded by mountains. " Al-Dayr" monastery. Its high façade is carved in the rocks.  A small open-air shop sells souvenirs, drinks, films and various objects to tourists. © 2002 Didier Ruef