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More rock-face dwellings, Petra541 viewsMar 31, 2007
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The end of the Siq549 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Vic by the end of the Siq583 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Vic and Nigel in Petra561 viewsMar 31, 2007
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra542 viewsRoman and pre-Roman structure.Mar 31, 2007
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Cave dwellings, Petra525 viewsMar 31, 2007
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The theatre/amphitheatre, Petra433 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Tomb entrances, Petra467 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Steps 403 viewsLeading up to another set of tombs.Mar 31, 2007
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The Street of Facades397 viewsMar 31, 2007
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The Street of Facades412 viewsSeveral more tomb entrances dating from various parts of Petra's past. The city was founded approx 600BC, and thrived for over one thousand years.Mar 31, 2007
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Gift shop yards away from The Treasury439 viewsNasty plaster replicas of the Treasury facade.Mar 31, 2007
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Treasury Camel406 viewsThere were several camels around who were giving rides around the area outside the Treasury. Very patient beasts.Mar 31, 2007
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Outside the Treasury, Petra446 viewsOn the day we visited, there were approximately 15,000 people visiting Petra. Usually there are only 1,500 so it was horribly busy. In the centre-left of this picture you can see the boom being used by a film crew who were completely destroying what little atmosphere was left by playing loud Bollywood music from a large soundsystem while filming an actor.Mar 31, 2007
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The Treasury, Petra - detail447 viewsThe entire structure was carved from the sandstone cliffs.Mar 31, 2007
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Another shot of the Treasury, Petra432 viewsIt's thought that the building was probably actually a tomb.Mar 31, 2007
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Vic and Nigel in front of the Treasury, Petra432 viewsUsual self-portrait pictureMar 31, 2007
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The Siq470 viewsMar 31, 2007
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In The Siq452 viewsThe cliffs either side of the Siq rise to over 100mMar 31, 2007
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Entrance to The Siq441 viewsThe Siq is the main pathway through Petra. It's approx 1200m long.Mar 31, 2007
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By the entrance to The Siq463 viewsThe crowd of people are crowded round a tourist who was thrown from a horse.Mar 31, 2007
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Nigel in sun hat478 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Obelisk Tomb489 viewsMar 31, 2007
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Obelisk Tomb497 viewsMar 31, 2007
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The walk to Petra524 viewsThe pathway has a track for horses running parallel.
The large blocks are thought to have been either tombs or water-stores.
Mar 31, 2007
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Wadi Mousa536 viewsThe spring which the Old Testament says Moses created by striking a rock with his staff.Mar 31, 2007
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Dusk 559 viewsView of Red Sea and Saudi ArabiaMar 31, 2007
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Empty buildings in Taba Heights town557 viewsMar 28, 2007
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View of Red Sea and Intercontinental from Taba Heights "town"561 viewsMar 28, 2007
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View of mountains from the hotel609 viewsMar 28, 2007
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Victoria admires the view591 viewsMar 28, 2007
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Salt Water Lagoon at Intercontinental Hotel569 viewsMar 28, 2007
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Sinai Peninsular - view from Intercontinental, Taba Heights587 viewsMar 28, 2007
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Hotel Balcony Views527 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and JordanMar 27, 2007
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Hotel Balcony Views536 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and JordanMar 27, 2007
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Hotel Balcony Views510 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and JordanMar 27, 2007
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Hotel Balcony Views590 viewsTaken from our balcony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Taba Heights, Egypt. On the other side of the Red Sea are Saudia Arabia and JordanMar 27, 2007
 
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