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Petra – A City Hewn out of Rock

What made Petra impressive, too, were its many temples. There were religious temples by the hundreds. The best preserved ones seemed to have been cut out by the Nabataeans in Roman times. Though impressive from the outside, Burckhardt saw that inside the temples were pitiful hovels, hardly more than caves. On the outside around the city Burckhardt noted many high places, sacred places of heathen worship so often condemned by Jehovah’s prophets. On these high places the sons of Esau once worshiped their Edomite gods. To make access to the sacred sites easy for the worshiper stairs were cut into the side of the mountain.

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Visit To Switzerland

Spanning the intersection of Germanicand Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh.

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Rice Terraces

Terraced fields are used widely across east, south and southeast Asia such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, the Great Wall of China, and Angkor Wat of Cambodia.