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Snapshots

  1. Goats Grazing

    Snapshot Title: Goats Grazing
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Viewed From Northern Tower
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    Herds of goats still work the city even in the dry summer months where thier is little vegetation for them. Many of the rock-cut tombs and natural caves have served as animal pens whose stratigraphy w...



  2. Pharoah's Column (Zibb Fara'on)

    Snapshot Title: Pharoah's Column (Zibb Fara'on)
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Viewed From Northern Tower
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    This was the only standing column at the site of Petra prior to the work of excavators in the 20th century. It was given its name by the Bedouin inhabitants who believed that the only ancient civiliza...