Petra’s tombs

Petra’s most famous buildings are monumental tombs built on the slopes of the surrounding hills. Their facades, carved out of the rock, are the most characteristic feature of Nabataean art […]

Petra’s temples

Petra lies in a wide valley surrounded by high mountains. In addition, it is naturally protected by numerous canyons formed by the Wadi Musa river that flows through the city. […]

Petra and the Nabataean Kingdom

Petra is located in the southern part of present-day Jordan, in a semi-arid upland area, which is part of the Jabal al-Shara massif. The former, ancient name of the Nabataean […]

King’s Highway

The King’s Highway was one of the most important ancient trade routes in the Middle East. It ran from Heliopolis in Egypt through the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba, where it […]

Matala

Matala, which is now mainly a tourist resort with a beautiful beach, was a small fishing village until the middle of the 20th century. Still, its past is definitely more […]

Mdina

Mdina is a fortified city located almost in the middle of Malta. Today, often called the Silent City, until the arrival of the Knights Hospitallers it was the bustling capital […]

Chania

Chania, located between the emerald waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), is one of the most beautiful and captivating cities of Crete. Once there was […]

Gortyn

Gortyn is located in the middle of the fertile Messara plain, a strategic area inhabited since the Neolithic period. The remains of a villa from the Minoan period were found […]

Carcassonne

The first historical traces in the Carcassonne region date from the 8th century BC. At that time it was a Celtic village (oppidum) surrounded by a shaft and located about […]