The once lost city of Petra is one of the most spectacular and mysterious archaeological sites in the world. Largely built by a now vanished people, the pre-Islamic Nabataeans, and mostly hidden from the Western world for 1800 years, it was only rediscovered during the 19th century. It has been featured in blockbuster movies and now attracts thousands of visitors to Jordan every year. It is also huge and far larger than most people imagine. This is a map of the area based on Google Earth and this photo tour will showcase some of the most amazing features of Petra.