�Petra is all about water, both its productivity when harnessed and its power of devastation when left uncontrolled,� says Glenn Markoe, curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The city, which went by different names over the centuries, had �a really elaborate water management scheme that people are just understanding now,� Markoe says. However, the flash floods that created the site�s canyons millions of years ago are now threatening to destroy it, aggravated by the increasing number of humans who flock to see what remains of the ancient site.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
THE ANCIENT CITY OF PETRA IS ERODING: