A lost city, unmarked on modern maps and unseen by outsiders for more than 500 years, Petra’s re-discovery in the 19th century fuelled much wonder and excitement about the city’s ancient past. Named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, we now know much more about the city’s storied history—from its Nabataean origins to its Roman and later Byzantine rule—and what remains of a once-flourishing trade centre is now one of Jordan’s most spectacular sites. The idea of finding a lost city has fascinated humans for centuries, and walking down the winding Siq that leads the way to Petra will make you feel as though you are somehow discovering it for yourself. Four Seasons Hotel Amman in Jordan’s capital city is the ideal jumping off point for a visit to Petra. Just a few hours’ drive from the Hotel, the grandeur of the carved monuments peaking through the narrow gorge as you approach is an experience that you won’t soon forget.