Petra Virtual Tour

Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan‘s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.

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The Treasury (Al Khazneh), Petra (UNESCO world heritage site), Jordan. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

How Many Moai Statues are on Easter Island ? and Why were they built ?

887 Moai Statues

  • Moai Statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 – 1650 A.D. by the natives of this island also known as Rapa Nui.
  • Moai statues were built to honor chieftain or other important people who had passed away. They were placed on rectangular stone platforms called ahu, which are tombs for the people that the statues represented.

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Moai Statues

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