Petra: What Man Can Accomplish with Purpose and Time
What happens when an oasis community re-routes rivers for year-around water supply and flourishes for 700 years? Mankind turns from a barbaric killer to a patron of arts and beauty, transforming barren rock into majestic temples.
The proof of man’s capacity for change? Petra.
Of course these photos cannot do the city justice. Nor can the current ruins truly show the pinnacle of civilization that man achieved in the time of the Romans. We can only imagine.
And home that our civilization is not similar runis in a thousand years.