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Petra - A Rose-Red City Half as Old as Time
"The ancient city of Petra is justifiably a World Heritage Site. This quiz is about this wonderful place."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who first called Petra "a rose-red city half as old as time"?
John William Burgon
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Usually, visitors will enter Petra through a long narrow winding gorge. What is this called?
The Djinn's Way
Who was the first Western explorer to reach Petra?
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
In which modern-day country is Petra?
Who built the City?
On entering the City the modern-day visitor will be confronted by one of the most dramatic of all Petra's buildings. What is it called?
The Al-zantur House
Broken Pediment Tomb
Petra contains a spectacular semi-circular theatre. Who built it?
The Nabatean Arabs
When did the last permanent residents leave the ancient city?
Early 19th century
Around AD 100, when the kingdom collapsed
Mid fifteenth century
In the mid 1980's
Very few of the monuments at Petra can be dated with any certainty. The tomb of Sextius Florentius, however, is dated. When was it built?
The most prodigious facade of all was built over 2,000 years ago. What is this building called?
The Carmine Facade
The High Place of Sacrifice
The Corinthian Tomb
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