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Transcript of Petra
UNESCO World Heritage Site - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/326 - Read 2nd March
Calvin - https://www.calvin.edu/petra/about/ - Read 2nd March
The Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jordan/travel-tips-and-articles/77588 - Read 2nd March
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra - Read 2nd March
UNESCO Task Force- http://www.unesco.org/webworld/taskforce21/documents/holmstrom_en.htm - Read 2nd March
UNESCO Criteria- http://whc.unesco.org/en/criteria/ - Read 3rd March
Ameriacn Museum of Natural History- http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/petra - Read 8th March
Dawn (Newspaper)- http://www.dawn.com/news/595301/myths-and-mysteries-who-built-petra-the-lost-city-of-stone - Read 3rd March
Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Jordan - Read 7th March
Herald Sun News- http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/secrets-of-a-lost-city/story-e6frf7jo-1226509672839 - Read 7th March
UNESCO's Role- http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/global-education-first-initiative-gefi/unescos-role/ - Read 7th March
increased tourism - congestion around Siq
Changes Through History
What is Petra?
Important cultural landmark
One of the new 7 wonders of the world
Similar to the Arabic word, al-batra
Only one entrance
Built by Nabataean Arabs
30.3286 N, 35.4419 E
Protect world heritage sites - let people learn about other cultures.
Make sure every child has a chance to learn
Bonding countries together
Protecting people's freedom
Why Petra Became a World Heritage Site
History of Petra
Built in 6th century BC by Nabataeans
Capital from 400BC to 106AD
around 30 000 people lived there
centre of an empire including China, India and Arabia
Textiles, incense, precious metals, ivory and spices sold there
Taxes for people who passed through Petra
Taken over by Rome in 105 ADTextiles,
Effects on the Surrounding Environment
More people living near Petra - taking up more space
Planning to build more tourist space so they enjoy their stay more
Building a power plant to sustain electricity
Petra may not be able to sustain everything
UNESCO's logo http://www.digitalheritage2013.org/
Houses in Petra http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/01/terrace-farming-at-ancient-desert-city-of-petra/70466 9/03/14
World map with where Petra is https://maps.google.com.au/ 3/03/14
Map of Jordan https://www.calvin.edu/petra/about/ 3/03/14
Map of Petra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra 3/03/14
The Siq, the entrance to Petra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Petra-Roman-Aqueduct.jpg Emilio, taken 4/05/07, seen 3/03/14
Criterion 1- something that is a masterpiece that represents human's creative genius
Criterion 3- to be a unique or exceptional building or natural object that remembers a civilization that is no longer 'alive'
Criterion 4- to be a memorable example of a building or technological achievement which shows an important stage in human history.
Petra's theatre http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3388200 Khaled Al-Bajjali, taken 13/05/06, seen 3/03/14
Some mosaics in Petra http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/petra-jordan-photos/ Annie Griffiths Belt, taken 1998, seen 10/04/14
Land around Petra http://www.theculturemap.com/adventure-little-petra-and-beyond/ Shing Yoong, seen 10/03/14