It remained hidden behind walls of sheer rock for more than 2,000 years. In 1812, Johann Burkhardt ventured into the Jordanian desert and discovered hundreds of structures stretching for miles along narrow canyons: the ancient city of Petra.
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, Ancient Mysteries® journeys deep into the past, unlocking the secret long held captive behind Jordan's sandstone cliffs. Nearly 200 years after their discovery, archeologists are still astonished by the ruins of Petra. The city evokes wonder in all who behold it - who were the people who carved these structures into solid rock, and how? Wander through what was once a thriving, sophisticated city and glean insight into the Nabataeans, the ancient people who lived and worked here. What caused their strange disappearance?
Interviews with archeologists and anthropologists and stunning location footage illuminate an incredible account of The Hidden City of Petra.