Explore ancient Petra with Google Street View

Armchair explorers can now take a virtual tour of Petra, the ancient Nabatean city that’s one of Jordan’s most popular tourist attractions.

Petra, Jordan.

Petra, Jordan. Image by Daniel Duce / CC BY 2.0

Over 2000 years old, it’s known as the 'rose red city half as old as time' and it’s now possible to view the famous rock-carved temples and monuments, including the Treasury and Monastery, through the Google Street View lens. Although most of the Street View images are collected via a camera mounted onto a vehicle, Petra’s rocky terrain meant the footage had to be filmed on foot which involved climbing 850 steps  Read more: thenational.ae 

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