|Through the al-siq a wonder - click to enlarge|
See the Treasury Building inside
How? They were the first recorded "speculators". They made most of their money with Frankincense, gold, and spices. They alone could manipulate the price because they controlled more of those goods than anyone else. Just like "oil speculators" of today they controlled the price of goods in high demand.
The City had streets, gardens and tombs (a cemetery). They had little regard for the dead but did keep track of the bodies.
Traders. High rollers. Successful and rich.
Is there a lesson here? In Petra, on the the "New wonders of the world", protected by the United Nations, and scientists for the US, England, Jordan and others are actively working the site. Interesting in deed.
Read in www.wikipedia.org or ABC News using the search boxes for "Petra".
And I thought Petra was just a girls name in Dutch!
|The Monastery - click to enlarge|
|The Umm (tombs) - click|