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Gallery: Silversea Cruise 3
by: Paul Motter

Third gallery for Silversea cruise to Egypt and Jordan


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Our first glimpse of the road down to Petra

The square rock carvings are Nabatean pyramids

we see the size with people in the back

we see the beginning of the long and narrow descent. A Roman arch once crossed here

a horse trolley appears bringing people back up the hill

the road starts to get narrower and deeper

and deeper still

we trudge deeper into the canyon

another horse carriage

we start to see carved tombs and steps

carvings of Nabatean icons

Our guide points our Aramaic etchings under an icon

our guide points out an ancient sign showing a man leadunbg two camels, all you see are the feet...

easier to see in this shot

another camel - signs to give directions in and out

finally, between the walls, we sewe the Phaorahs tomb

the size becomes apparent

more is revealed

and there it is, the entrance to Petra

impressive in size

a fellow journalist taunts a camel

we go round the bend into the ancient city

hundreds of former homes

inside a particularly colorful home

the streaks in the sandstone make natural wallpaper

looking out the window

home of a wealthy family carved into the rock

the ancient theater of the city

more of the theater

fdrom a distance - the homes of the wealthy

people give you an idea of the size

On the return path

Our group on buggies

fish market Aqaba

spices for sale

butchers prepare for end of Ramadan feast

more spices

Silversea builds our caravan to Luxor

Our Guide Magdy with Armed Guard behind him

caravan thru the checkpoints

armed guards everywhere
 
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