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Austrian President visits Petra

[4/18/2018 3:47:56 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, his wife and an accompanying delegation, on Wednesday, visited the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan.

The Austrian President toured the archaeological and historical sites in the Rose City, including the narrow passage (Siq), the Al-Khazneh (The Treasury), the Court and the Byzantine Church.

President Van der Bellen, who was received by Petra Development Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Chief Commissioner, Falah Al-Omoush, was briefed by PDTRA's Deputy Chief Commissioner, Suleiman Farajat, on the history of the city and the role played by the Arab Nabataeans in its sculpture and fortification.

Van der Bellen expressed his pleasure to visit the city of Petra, which is one of the seven wonders of the world.

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