Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators - Scholars from the University of Chicago developed this teacher resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.
Petra (Jordan). 'Ever since Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered this spectacular site in 1812, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has been drawing the crowds – and with good reason. This is one of the Middle East’s most treasured attractions and when the sun sets over the landscape of tombs, carved facades, pillars and sandstone cliffs, it’s a hard-hearted visitor who is left unaffected by its magic.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jordan/sights/archaeological-site/petra