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Mountains around Petra

Around the Middle East

The area around Petra varies between smooth dry hills planted with olive-trees, dark granite mountains and strangely shaped sandstone mountains, the same type the iconic buildings in Petra where originally carved out of. These photos are from a hike between Little Petra (photos 1-4) over various smaller mountains (photos 5-9) to Petra itself. (photos 9-15).

February 7th, 2012

Bedouins camping in the sandstone mountains near Little Petra
Facade of smaller temple.
The view back towards Little Petra hidden somewhere behind a maze of sandstone mountains
Sandstone mountains
A small cairn
Zebra sandstone
The view towards Petra hiding somewhere behind the mountains to the left
The Monastary greeting me as I climbed to the top of the mountain
The narrow passageway leading down to the city itself.
An ex-building
Tombs (notice the lack of people, which is a bit of a rarity at this place)
Amphitheater cut into the mountain side. Rectangular remains of old gravesites can be seen at the top.
More tombs at dusk

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