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The secrets of Petra, a wonder of the world erected by desert nomads
To carve the ancient city of Petra into sandstone walls, while protecting the lives of workers, the Nabataeans resorted to carving giant steps in the mountain. With their ancestral engineering (and work safety) techniques, this nomadic people created the monuments of this emblematic architectural treasure in the middle of the desert two millennia ago.
THE WORLD'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CITY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A DESERT
The project of the great ecological metropolis seems to come true in the most hostile place. The Abu Dhabi desert is home to the city of Masdar, a green oasis, still under construction, designed around clean technologies and renewable energy, with the pedestrian as the protagonist.