Petra is a popular tourist destination. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Sylvain L.
Archaeologists using drone and satellite imagery have identified a massive new ceremonial platform.
Well known for its incredible rock-cut architecture, the city of Petra, which was believed to have been founded around 2,300 years ago by the Nabataeans, is today visited by thousands of tourists each year and was named back in 2007 as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
While much is known about the spectacular buildings of the city’s urban core, the surrounding area is still throwing up new discoveries and now, following a renewed investigation involving aerial drone photography and high-resolution satellite imagery, archaeologists have uncovered a vast ceremonial platform measuring around twice the width of an Olympic-size swimming pool. –
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