The Rose-Red City



ISBN: 9780500300992 Category:

Christian Augé, Jean-Marie Dentzer


Deep in the desert of Jordan lies the hidden city of Petra, one of the greatest marvels of the ancient world. Carved from rose-red rock, Petra’s monuments, dwellings and temples were for centuries the centre of a splendid civilization.

Later the city fell into ruin and its location was lost, until the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt rediscovered it in 1812. Petra’s mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Excavations by the authors Christian Augé and Jean-Marie Dentzer provide new information about this unique city.

Additional information

Weight 208 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 22 June 2000
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.8 cm
Weight 208 g