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Petra (New Horizons)

The Rose-Red City

Christian Augé, Jean-Marie Dentzer


A comprehensive introduction to the extraordinary history of this mysterious and ruined city


Deep in the desert of Jordan lies the hidden city of Petra, one of the greatest marvels of the ancient world. Carved from rose-red rock, Petra’s monuments, dwellings and temples were for centuries the centre of a splendid civilization.

Later the city fell into ruin and its location was lost, until the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812. Petra’s mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Excavations by the authors Christian Augé and Jean-Marie Dentzer provide new information about this unique city.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 18.0 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 128 pp

Illustrations: 125

Publication date: 8 May 2000

ISBN: 9780500300992

About the Author

Christian Augé (1943-2016) was a worldwide respected Archaeologist and Academic.

Jean-Marie Dentzer is an Archaeologist specializing in Petra and the surrounding ancient sites.