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  Petra - MSN Encarta
Petra was a prominent Christian rock band, regarded by many as the pioneers of the Christian Rock and Contemporary Christian music genres.
Petra was formed in 1972, in Fort Wayne...
Petra (Greek, “city of rock”), ancient city of Arabia, in what is now southwestern Jordan, immediately east of the village of Wadi Musa.
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  Petra Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was visited in 131 by Hadrian, and stamped Adrianè Petra on its coins in gratitude for the emperor's benefactions; the superb IJazne, probably a temple for the worship of Isis, and the Dër, which resembles the IJazne in design, belong to this period.
Under the Kingdom of Jerusalem Petra was occupied by Baldwin I and formed the second fief of the barony of Kerak with the title Château de la Valée de Moyse or Sela; it remained in the hands of the Franks till 1189; fragments of the Crusaders' citadel are still standing near the High-place on en-Nejr.
The ruins of Petra were an object of curiosity in the middle ages and were visited by the Sultan Bibars of Egypt towards the close of the 13th century.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/petra.html   (1531 words)

 The Petra Great Temple | History
But little is known about Petra proper until about 312 BC by which time the Nabataeans, one of many Arab tribes, occupied it and made it the capital of their kingdom.
With Nabataean rule, Petra became the center for a spice trade that extended from Arabia to Aqaba and Petra, and onward either to Gaza in the northwest, or to the north through Amman to Bostra, Damascus, and finally on to Palmyra and the Syrian Desert.
Petra was revealed to the western world in 1812 for the first time since the Crusades when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Anthropology/Petra/excavations/history.html   (1262 words)

 Jordan - Touristic Sites - South of Amman
Petra, which means "stone" in Greek, is perhaps the most spectacular ancient city remaining in the modern world, and certainly a must-see for visitors to Jordan and the Middle East.
Petra’s excellent state of preservation can be attributed to the fact that almost all of its hundreds of "buildings" have been hewn out of solid rock: there are only a few free-standing buildings in the city.
Petra is open from roughly 06:00 until 18:00, and 20 dinars is the cost of a one-day adult ticket for non-Jordanians.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /tourism6d.html   (3259 words)

 Petra: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But that Petra itself is mentioned in the Old Testament cannot be affirmed with certainty; for though Petra is usually identified with Sela which also means "a rock", EHandler: no quick summary.
Christianity is an abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of jesus of nazareth as described in the...
In greek mythology, king asterion of crete was the husband of europa and stepfather of her children by zeus: minos, rhadamanthus and sarpedon....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/petra.htm   (4341 words)

 Jordan Tourism Board North America
The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan's national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction.
Located about three hours south of Amman, Petra is the legacy of the Nabataens, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago.
Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, appears dramatically at the end of the siq.
www.seejordan.org /experience_petra.shtml   (260 words)

Petra’s prominence also derives from its proximity to ancient caravan routes, its easily defended location, stable water resources and proximity to rich agricultural and grazing lands.
Abandoned to time and the elements, Petra was unknown to the outside world - with the single exception of an insignificant Crusader fortress built in the 12th century - until its ‘rediscovery’ in 1812.
According to certain traditions it was in the region of Petra that Miriam, the sister of Moses, died and was buried.
www.sacredsites.com /middle_east/jordan/petra_ruins.htm   (1682 words)

 Petra by Philip Hammond
Petra lies deep within the desert, east of the Jordan river, halfway between Jordan’s modern capital Amman and the Gulf of Aqaba.
All went well with Petra and the Nabataeans until late in the evening of the 19th of May A.D. A disastrous earthquake, stretching from Paneas in the north and 170 kilometers south to the Araba valley, utterly destroyed the Nabataean capital.
Strangely enough, although Petra was the capital city of the most vigorous commercial group in the Middle East as well as having attracted attention throughout the Roman Empire and was immediately adjacent to the Jewish State, it was virtually unnoticed in any direct reference either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/petra.htm   (1658 words)

 Civilization.ca - PETRA: Lost City of Stone
The ancient city of Petra was a true wonder of international commerce, stone-carved architecture, and waterworks engineering in the midst of the desert.
PETRA is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Petra Rediscovered uses 19th-century paintings, drawings and prints to illustrate the city’s "rediscovery" by Burckhardt in 1812 and to underline Petra’s powerful allure to subsequent European and North American travellers.
www.civilization.ca /cmc/petra/petrae.html   (853 words)

 Pictures of Petra - Jordan
The ancient city of Petra was built from 800 BC to 100 AD by the Nabetean Arabs.
In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of craggy rocks in an area which was virtually inaccessible.
Nowadays Petra is Jordan's number 1 tourist attraction, known as the "rose red city half as old as time".
www.bamjam.net /Jordan/Petra.html   (352 words)

 Links to Petra Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Monastery on the Mount of Aaron (University of Helsinki)
Petra: Capital of the Nabataeans (Middle East Quarterly)
It is impossible for any visitor to Jebel Haroun not to experience the peace and tranquility of the setting and not to appreciate its sacredness to all those who come to pay homage to Aaron and their God.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~lbedal/links.html   (680 words)

 Municipality of Petra | Lesvos (Lesbos) island, Greece
Petra is the seat of the new extended municipality of Petra and includes the villages of Lafiona, Skoutaros, Stipsi and Ipsilometopo, as well as the settlements of Anaxos and Petri.
Petra and Anaxos are near the sea, with wonderful and wide seashores, plenty of taverns, restaurants, hotels and rooms to let.
Petra is one of the most known summer resorts of the North Aegean and forms a major attraction to an important number of tourists all year around.
www.petra.gr   (1218 words)

 Petra - Myth and reality
Somewhat later in Petra's history, probably also at the hands of Crusaders or monks, another splendid royal tomb, situated high on a mountain top, was refurished for religious use and received the name ad-Dair, the Monastery.
Brunnow and von Domaszewski were really the first scholars to attempt a classification of Petra's architecture, and their descriptive approach opened the way for a series of later classifications that used different criteria and different dating methods.
The tendency to view Petra as a mausoleum on a grand scale has even reached into official circles, thanks in large part to a survey conducted some years ago by a former us Park Service employee, who even found the Bedouin then living at Petra detrimental to the desired funereal atmosphere.
almashriq.hiof.no /jordan/900/930/petra/myth   (3508 words)

Petra was chosen as the capital of the Nabateans because it was located in a valley surrounded by sandstone mountains.
The main entrance to Petra is called the Siq; it has sides as high as 200 m (650 ft.).
Petra - The Great Temple Excavation (Brown University) The homepage of the Petra Great Temple Excavations which provides a summary of Petra's history and excavations, plus an in-depth study of the Great Temple.
www.bibleplaces.com /petra.htm   (675 words)

 A Guide to Petra - The History Page
For the first two years of their existence, Petra played mainly in the Midwest, appearing at coffee houses, high school assemblies, church basements, colleges, and even in city parks.
Self titled, Petra was not a pacesetting album in terms of sales, although it was on the cutting edge musically for what was called "Jesus Music," featuring hot double guitar leads and powder-keg drumming.
Petra had the opportunity to tour with Servant which helped them get out on the road again.
www.guidetopetra.com /bandhist.html   (633 words)

 Photos: Jordanie: Roches de Petra / Jordan: Petra Rocks / 2005
Petra is one of the world's most beautiful architectural sites carved from some of the oldest exposed sandstone on Earth (Cambrian and Ordovician sanstone that is 450-550 million years old).
However, the sandstone in Petra is typical in that it is comprised of colorless quartz clasts (the particles in sandstone) attached by a matrix binding that is composed of silica (Si), calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), aluminum (Al), manganese (Mn) and minor amounts of others (sodium (Na), lithium (Li), etc.).
He has shown that Petra structures, which have been stable since their creation two thousand years ago, are deteriorating at an accelerated rate due to natural and human-induced stone decay processes, most notably due to increasing regional and global tourism.
www.pa-chouvy.org /Photos/Jordanie/JordaniePetraRoches.htm   (424 words)

There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings - unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings.
The best time to see Petra, especially if you’re planning to take photographs, is either early to mid-morning or late afternoon, when the angled sun highlights and enhances the amazing natural colours of the rocks.
Petra was first established sometime around the 6th century BC, by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria.
www.visitjordan.com /MajorAttractions/Petra/tabid/63/Default.aspx   (898 words)

 Petra Rocks My World! :: Lyrics, MP3s, News, and more
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Petra testimonies: Around the world, people have been transformed through by Petra's ministry.
Petra's official website: The band finally posted the promised press release on their petraband.com website.
www.petrarocksmyworld.com   (730 words)

Located in the Edomite Mountains, Petra (Arabic Batra) lies in a narrow, winding valley called Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses), which breaks through the rugged hills flanking the eastern side of the Wadi Arabah, south of the Dead Sea.
Petra was the home of the cave-dwelling Horites (Horim; cave-dwellers; Genesis 14:6) driven out by the Edomites (Deuteronomy 2:12).
A lingering fascination of some Christians with Petra comes from speculation of a few Christian groups that the site will someday become a "place of safety" where a small number of end-time Christians will escape the Great Tribulation (Revelation 3:10; 12:14-17 when taken with Daniel 11:31-12:1; Matthew 24:16-21; Luke 21:21-23; Mark 12:14-17).
www.bibarch.com /ArchaeologicalSites/Petra.htm   (485 words)

 Petra Hair Care
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Petra does not exclude any such statutory rights, but excludes all other conditions and warranties specified or implied by custom, law or statue.
Petra will not be liable to the reader or any third party for losses, costs, damages or other expenses incurred as a result of such access and the use of any information contained on a linked site.
www.petra.com.au /legals.asp   (924 words)

Petra, located in the biblical land of “Edom”, lies about 3-5 hours (approximately 160-170miles/257-273km) south of modern “Amman” and about 2 hours north of “Aqaba”, on the edges of the mountainous and rugged desert of the “Wadi Araba”.
There are reportedly between 500 and 3000 tombs from different time periods in and around Petra; archeologists do call some of them temples because of their monumental magnificence.
Petra has been called the ‘Rose-red City’ due to the rose and reddish colored rock that is typical for the area.
www.angelfire.com /id2/petrasworld/apagereligion/petramain.html   (1799 words)

 Nabataea: Ancient Petra, capital Nabataean city
Was Petra originally a religious city, or was it an urban center for the Nabataeans.
The Petra Scrolls clearly tell us of the crowded living conditions within the city during the Byzantine era, but little is known of Petra during its purely Nabataean days from around 60 BC to 200 AD.
As the Nabataeans were nomadic people who traditionally lived in tents, it is assumed that for the first several hundred years of their occupation of the Inner Kingdom that they lived in tents, and did not erect stone houses.
nabataea.net /petra.html   (1009 words)

 Petra - Music
Petra emerged in the 1970s with its own distinct style, unleashing a raw power that cemented its growing reputation as a band of innovators—mavericks in the exploding contemporary Christian music marketplace.
As Petra releases its 20th studio recording, arguably its most aggressive rock album to date, Jekyll and Hyde, it continues to push the sonic envelope in huge ways.
Jekyll and Hyde is Petra's second album on Inpop Records (a follow-up to 2001's Revival) and was produced by Newsboys frontman and Inpop co-owner, Peter Furler.
www.christianitytoday.com /music/artists/petra.html   (1297 words)

 Petra - Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Petra Kelly was known all over the world as the personification of green Mark Hertsgaard's profile of Petra Kelly appears in the January issue of Vanity
Homepage of Petra Christian University on the university, science, and tourism in Eastern region of Indonesia.
Petra, Jordan is the place in the desert that is prepared by God for the Jewish people.
craft-supplies.searchalso.com /sas/craft-supplies-petra.htm   (217 words)

 Nabataea: Petra Park
Petra, however, had become one of the favorite destinations of tourists visiting Jordan and the Holy Land and ad hoc restoration work was no longer enough.
This was followed by the despatch of a multidisciplinary group of experts which stayed in Petra from 24th October to 24th November 1992.
These climatological conditions, combined with the abandonment of the ancient system of dams and irrigation channels has been one of the causes of erosion of the soil and of the amplitude of the flooding when the area is at times subjected to torrential rain.
nabataea.net /ppark.html   (1483 words)

Petra has helped shape and transform Contemporary Christian Music from its infancy to what we have today.
More so than that, Petra has stayed true to their calling and the Christian message that helped catapult them to be the icons of Christian music.
While "Petra" is officially retired, John Schlitt and Bob Hartman have soldiered on with Vertical Expressions.
www.petrameansrock.com   (249 words)

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