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John William Burgon: Petra
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nigelswift wrote:

Which Man deemed old two thousand years ago.
Match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,
A rose-red city half as old as time.

H G Wells, writing 77 years later, seems to have matched such a marvel :-) Wonderful indeed it is, a vast circumvallation that was already two thousand years old before the dawn of British history...


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25th June 2009ce

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