Episode 12 - Lost City of the Desert
Petra is an ancient and enigmatic city, carved from the rock of Jordan’s desert. Hidden at the end of a winding chasm, it is famous for its extraordinary beauty. But for decades it has baffled archaeologists. Who were the mysterious people that built it, how did they found a civilisation in the arid desert, and why did they suddenly disappear?
Now, the latest laser-scanning techniques are resurrecting the lives of Petra’s forgotten people. With stunning CGI, Unearthed will bring back to life the city’s astonishing monuments, to reveal what happened to the greatest lost city of the ancient world.