Petra was only recently rediscovered by the western world. Recently it has been named one of the seven wonders of the world; entering Petra through the Siq you will soon see why. The first look at the Treasury is astounding. The workmanship and the sheer size of the Treasury will amaze you. There is much to see in Petra, many more facades, tombs, a Roman theatre, caves where they once buried the dead and prayed over them, and much more. At one time the Nabateans controlled all of the water in the area, see the great water cisterns that they built.