Petra

[ pee-truh, pe- ]
/ ˈpi trə, ˈpɛ- /
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noun

an ancient city in SW Jordan: ruined structures carved out of varicolored stratified rock; capital of the Nabataeans and Edomites.

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Nabataea

[ nab-uh-tee-uh ]
/ ˌnæb əˈti ə /

noun

an ancient Arab kingdom of SW Asia, in the area of present-day Jordan, that became a Roman province in a.d. 106. Capital: Petra.
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Petra

/ (ˈpɛtrə, ˈpiːtrə) /

noun

an ancient city in the south of present-day Jordan; capital of the Nabataean kingdom
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