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Petra Monastery, Petra, Jordan, 1998

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"Etched in a monumental landscape, the Monastery, like Petra itself, is anchored in the cliffs from which it was carved. Though rattled by earthquakes through the centuries, many of Petra's buildings stood fast, even as the city declined and storms of windblown sand concealed its glory for another age."

(Text and photograph from "Petra: An Ancient City of Stone," December 1998, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

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