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Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra

Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra Feb 19th, 2013 at 6:00PM: "Indiana Jones would be proud," wrote Instagram user shuotography in the caption for today's Photo of the Day. Yes, we think he would. Taken at the Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, this photo was enhanced with Instagram's "Lo-Fi" filter, which adds shadows and makes colors richer. While no one knows for certain, the Treasury, known in Arabic as al-Khazneh, is believed to have...

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth Sep 6th, 2012 at 2:00PM: A couple of months ago we reported on how archaeologists discovered how the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria thrived in the desert. A complex system of canals and cisterns trapped the sparse but regular rainfall. Residents of another ancient city, Petra in Jordan, appear to have taken advantage of desert water to support their civilization too. Jordanian and Dutch archaeologists have...

Petra: Beyond The Treasury

Petra: Beyond The Treasury May 24th, 2012 at 12:30PM: Without a doubt the most famous destination in the entire country of Jordan is Petra. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, Petra is well known for its impressively detailed structures that are carved directly into the sandstone rock faces that are so prevalent throughout the area. The most famous of those structures is a building known as the Treasury, which has become very well known...

How To Go Couch Surfing In a Cave

How To Go Couch Surfing In a Cave May 15th, 2012 at 11:00AM: As the popularity of the Couch Surfing movement grows exponentially across the budget travel community, it's widely understood that often times you won't actually be sleeping on a couch. Sometimes you will have your own bedroom. Other times it could be the floor. Or, as this recent article from CNN points out, it doesn't even mean that you're going to be staying inside of a house. In the case...

The 'Wonders of the World' Votes are in!

The 'Wonders of the World' Votes are in! Jul 8th, 2007 at 8:01AM: Following up on an earlier post, the voting is now complete, and the winner has been announced. And here are the "New Seven Wonders of the World": Mexico's Chichen Itza, Brazil's statue of Christ Redeemer, The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Jordan's Petra, the Colosseum in Rome, and India's Taj Mahal. The organizers say that they got about 100 million votes in what they're calling the world's...

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