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Shadows Of Petra Awaken Its Astronomical Orientation
2014-03-05 13:20:32

SINC During the winter solstice, the sun is filtered into the Monastery at Petra, Jordan, illuminating the podium of a deity. Just at this moment, the silhouette of the mountain opposite draws the head of a lion, a sacred animal. These are examples from a study where researchers from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and CSIC (Spain) showed how celestial events influenced the orientation of the great constructions of the Nabataeans. The movement of the Sun in the skies of Petra...

Signs Of Ancient Terrace Farming Uncovered In Petra
2013-01-03 08:45:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational archaeology team is providing new insights into successful and extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient city of Petra, which is located in modern Jordan. Professor Susan Alcock of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP) leads the dig. Christian Cloke, doctoral student in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, used a variety of tools and...

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2007-01-17 08:52:32

PETRA, Jordan -- Jordan's ancient city Petra was officially declared a candidate Tuesday in the contest to name the new seven wonders of the world at a ceremony amid its rose-colored stone buildings. Contest founder Bernard Weber presented Jordan's Queen Rania with Petra's official candidacy at the event that included a presentation on the way the city's first inhabitants lived. The New 7 Wonders of the World contest was launched in 2001 by Weber's Geneva-based NewOpenWorld Foundation, which...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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