Images of Petra

Photographs courtesy of Ruth & Frank Harold

Lithographs taken from David Roberts and George Croly, The Holy land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. From drawings made on the spot by David Roberts. With historical descriptions, by the Revd. George Croly, 4 vols. (New York: D. Appleton, no date [19th century?]) [Call Number: 915.6 C87h1 v.3] digitally reproduced by Lance Jenott, courtesy of the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.

The country

In the siq

Petra, tombs in the rocks

View from a high place

Nameless tomb

A splendid sepulchre

Honeycombed with tombs

Royal tombs

Royal tombs

Temple of El-Khasne




Lower portion of El-Khasne


Ancient watch-tower

The Arch Across the Ravine

Eastern end of the valley

The Theatre

Remains of triumphal arch

The Acropolis (lower end of valley)

Excavations at the eastern end of the valley

The Ravine

The Necropolis

Petra, from South

Fortress of Akabah, Arabian Petra