Monthly Archives: September 2018
Petra (Arabic. البتراء read “al-Batra”) is an ancient city located in the South — West of Jordan, the former capital of Idumea, and later of the Nabataean Kingdom. It is located at an altitude of more than 900 m above sea level in the narrow Sik canyon. The capital of Jordan, Amman, is 236 km away.
The ancient city of Petra belongs to the new wonders of the world, and is also included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Millions of tourists come here to see the rock city with their own eyes. The spectacle is really impressive, since it is impossible to believe that this was created several millennia ago. Continue reading
Machu Picchu (in Quechua, machu pikchu means ” Old Mountain”) is a mysterious Inca city built in the middle of the XV century, and the main attraction for which travelers go on tours of Peru. It is located about 100 km from the capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco, in the mountains at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level and is so hidden in the Andes that the Spanish colonizers could not reach it. We learned about this city in 1911 thanks to the American scientist from Yale Hiram Bingham. Although it is fair to say that the locals always knew about Machu Picchu, but were in no hurry to share information with outsiders. Continue reading
Unlike the pyramids that stand alone in the desert, the pharaohs of the Ancient Kingdom built three tombs on the Giza plateau and created a real cemetery city with tombs, temples, roads and sidewalks. They buried here not only pharaohs, their wives and servants, but also their closest relatives, as well as courtiers – in short, everyone who wanted to go after their master to the other world in the hope that he would give them life after death (all these people, except the servants, were of noble origin – the road to eternity was closed to the common people forever).What the great pyramids of Giza look like It is not without reason that the Egyptian pyramids in Giza are a real cemetery for aristocrats, where a considerable number of people were buried at one time. And the complex of pyramids in Giza includes: the pyramids of Cheops Khefren and Mikerin; temples leading to them, located at the beginning of the memorial road and in one of which Egyptologists discovered a triad-a unique ancient statue of the Pharaoh Mikerin Continue reading