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PETRA: Lost City of Stone

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2006-2007: Special Exhibitions Gallery C

This exhibition is the most complete portrait ever mounted of the amazing and enigmatic city of Petra. It tells the story of this once-thriving metropolis at the crossroads of the ancient world's major trade routes and of the technological virtuosity that allowed the Nabateans to build and maintain Petra in the harsh desert environment. For four centuries beginning in 200 B.C., Petra stood at the crossroads of the Silk Road and the spice routes that connected China, India and Arabia with markets in Greece, Rome, Egypt and Syria.

Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Air transportation generously provided by Royal Jordanian.

Adult admission: $15 (includes Museum admission). Free for members.