2,000-year-old forgotten irrigation system unearthed at ancient Petra gardens
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Ongoing archaeological digs at Petra have revealed a sophisticated irrigation system and water storage system that once enabled legendary gardens, luxurious pools, and incredible fountains in the middle of the desert. Petra’s decadent and perhaps indiscriminate use of such a rare resource is a symbol of the ancient Nabatean capital's former wealth and power in southwest Jordan. For the first time, archaeologists are beginning to understand the extent of its luxury. More Recent excavations...