The Ancient City of Petra, Jordan - One of the 7 Wonders of the World
The ancient city of Petra in Jordan became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World when it was chosen in 2007 by a vote of 100 million people. The city's carved rose-red sandstone rock facades, tombs, and temples became known around the world with its appearance in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade in 1989.
Petra is a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan. It is adjacent to the mountain of Jabal Al-Madbah, in a basin surrounded by mountains forming the eastern flank of the Arabah valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. The area around Petra has been inhabited from as early as 7000 BC.
I have included the following Points of Interest in Petra:
- The Treasury
- Street of Facades
- The Amphitheatre
- The Great Temple
- Ad-Deir (Monastery) along with the As Deir Cafe opposite.
The scenery objects including the temples, camels and bedouin were created and textured by myself. I have made use of PBR textures, added night lighting effects at The Treasury which somewhat recreates the night tours that happen in real life.
I hope to add more temples & points of interest in future updates.
I have created this scenery to enable the 7 Wonders Series by the fantastic 'twotonemurphy' which is streamed live on Youtube on Monday evenings (19:00utc)
I have created POI's for each temple so if you search for 'Petra' in the left search bar within the World Map screen you will be able to start in the air towards Petra. The nearest airfield is At-Tayyibah Airport (OJAT) loctated 28km to the West of Petra but is a very small grass strip.
Petra is also located near to the Dead Sea which is to the North of Petra and sits below sea level by around -1,200ft
INSTALLATION: Simply unzip, then drag and drop the file 'jepp2001-petra-jordan' into your Community Folder.
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Top-notch scenery. I'm heading there on vacation this Fall and this was a wonderful preview. Thanks much!
Excellent scenery. I used the drone feature to explore this wonderful addon. Thank you for the detail! I am planning to use this in a little bush trip to explore this part of Jordon if that's alright with you. I will, of course, credit you for the wonderful scenery you created. Quick question, I can't seem to find the Cafe and Monastery. Are they near the temple or the amphitheater?
WHAT!?!?!? One of the 7 wonders of the world!?!?!?
Please say you're an American and I'll readilly forgive your ignorance and change my rating of 1 star.
Because otherwise, this is a great addon!
EDIT: Oh, I see you're mentioning some 'new' wonders of the world... Well, I guess one can always find an excuse... Here's your 5 stars:
Thank u very much!
Excellent scenery and rock formation. I made a video, to show your great workmanship, but as you can see, I was only able to visit 2 places, as the other scenery locations, did not show up in POI, Thanks,,https://youtu.be/eT28VEZYMAs
Did a short video on the 7 Wonders of the World and used your mod in the video (credited your page in the video description), check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RucreOnMgM
Great scenery !!! You are really one of the best creator. Thanks again !!
Awesome ! Great job
I truly talent guy, with great attention to detail. Love his work
Fanstastic scenery ! Indiana Jones again ! a lot of details, night lighting awesome ! thanks for this awesome job😍
Jeppeson has nailed it yet again. Amazing work dude. Great addition to the sim
Thank you, this is lovely scenery and the night lighting is fantastic.
Who is ready for an Idiana Jones Adventure , Because before the movie no body know what it was
works fine with SU 5. Flew there yesterday. Thanks
This is fantastic! You have chosen... wisely... to make this thing!
Thank you so much, another great addition to the sim !!!
This was on my list of places to visit before the unpleasentness of 2020-2021 so finally i get to go there ! thank you
Finally Petra in Flight Simulator, great Work. I made a small cinematic video based on your mod, check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdo6aAPnW8
Archer374 2 year(s) ago
cool video. Thanks!
Jeppeson2001 2 year(s) ago
Great video! Thanks
Great job finally adding this to the sim!
I wonder if Microsoft will ever include as much detail like this for the surrounding buildings and rocks in a future African World Update