The Ghost City of Petra

Robert Tompkins
Special to the Star

Hani Ali, 79, is the dean of Petra tour guides; he's been showing tourists the ruins for more than 50 years. Chris Welsch/MCT

PETRA, JORDAN—Surely there is not a more dramatic entrance to a city than the Siq, the narrow fracture cleaved when primordial seismic forces blasted the sandstone mountain, riving a kilometre-long fissure through rock walls soaring in places to one hundred metres.

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Category: Travelogue @ Petra