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The ancient Nabateans cut Petra, their monumental city, from cliffs of rose red stone.
The Siq, Petra’s canyon entrance, is cracking. The cliffs threaten to fall, and scientists race to find a solution.
These structures could only have been made in Petra, where Greek and eastern traditions were combined.
More than tombs? Scholars once thought Petra was only a large necropolis, but archaeology shows it was much more.