Preserving Petra is no easy feat. After all, just because Petra has been called a city “half as old as time,” that doesn’t mean it will be around forever.

Carved some 2,000 years ago, this ancient city has managed to stay remarkably well preserved through the centuries.  What are some of the threats to The Rose Red City today?

We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Tom Paradise, a geoscientist who has been studying Petra since the late 1980s.

Watch this video to see what he has discovered. We were surprised by what he told us.

For more information about preserving Petra, check out the Petra National Trust.

To visit Petra responsibly with us, check out one of our trips.

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