Through the narrow gorge of Sig, among red rocks, we are going to meet the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
The imposing rocks in the narrow passage cause awe. Views from bottom to the top so that the camera captures their magnificence. The magnificent treasury emerges through the walls of the gorge that have been torn in two. The treasury that was carved and sculpted from the cliff (many believe that it was a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, due to some inscriptions that were found). The 40-meter-high Treasury or Al-Khazneh in Arabic is decorated with Corinthian-style columns and embossed representations.
We are watching zoom in views of the columns and the decoration of Al-Khazneh and the expressions of the visitors at the sight of it.
The film continues with shots from the ancient Roman temple, the only one that is not carved, from the ancient small theater of Petra with the carved seats on the rock and with a capacity of 3,000 spectators and views from the Royal tombs (the Imperial, the Corinthian, the Silk, of the urn). These burial monuments are of incomparable beauty, the imperial which its facade mimics the Roman palaces, the Corinthian which its doors lead to different rooms, the silk with the wonderful colors on its facade and the urn with the courtyard and the colonnade.
The city of Petra dates from 400 BC, was first inhabited by the Nabateans and the architecture of the city has a strong influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The city remained hidden for 1,500 years until it was discovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812, dressed as an Arab.