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Forgotten Cities - Petra Silver Coin

NZ Mint is pleased to introduce the Petra 1 oz Silver Coin, the second release in our Forgotten Cities coin collection. Located deep in the rugged south-western mountains of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving centre of trade.  Carved directly into the vibrant red, white, and pink sandstone cliffs, this prehistoric city was soon after abandoned and lost to the Western world for hundreds of years. In 1812, a Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, discovered an empty city of mystery. Walking through its abandoned doors, he was amazed by its architecture and complex infrastructure.  Today, Petra is an icon of Jordan, as well as the country’s most-visited tourist attraction and has been named one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World.

Win this book:  “Travels in Syria and the Holy Land” by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt…Click here to find out details.

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