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Taken for a ride

ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson jockeys with a camel in front of the Al-Khazneh (Treasury) in Petra, Jordan (see "Checking facts in the holy land").

daniel j. lehmann<BR><BR>The edifice is the most dazzling in the desert valley collection of ancient tombs and other buildings.

It was carved in first century B.C. as a tomb for an Arabian king, but was put to other uses by Romans and later rulers.

Petra was abandoned in the 14th century.


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