Southern Jordan is home to the famous ancient site of Petra. Up until 1812, only the Bedouins were aware of Petra’s magnificent monuments, which are now considered as one of the world’s wonders.
These days, Petra’s amazing remains are a source of inspiration for tourists. Along with later Roman modifications and even a Byzantine church adorned with mosaics, intricate temples and tombs emerge from cliffs and rocks. The tomb of the Roman governor Sextius Florentinus, a Roman palace, and the remains of the main colonnaded road are among the other Roman remains.
The Treasury, Petra’s most spectacular and well-preserved monument, is the site that most visitors arrive at first. The Treasury, which consists of a complex façade carved out of rock, is believed to have existed in the first century BC, however its exact function is uncertain (it may have been a temple, perhaps a tomb).