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It is one of the official New 7 Wonders of the World. The region in general is also surrounded with phenomenal hiking among these ancient ruins. The prehistoric city was “lost” for centuries. Petra, carved into red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, was the flourishing capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106, according to National Geographic.