is traditionally accessed through a slot canyon known as the Siq. The site was
initially inhabited at least as early as the Neolithic and has been settled sporadically ever since - for example in the Biblical Edomite,
Hellenistic, Nabatean, Byzantine, and Crusader periods. After the Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE, Petra lost its strategic and commercial value
and began to decline until it was "re-discovered" by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812
(Meyers et al, 1997
It is currently a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been and continues to be extensively studied by archeologists.
Summary of Archeoseismic Evidence from the 4th-6th centuries in Petra - Jones (2021)
Jones (2021) provided a summary of archeoseismic evidence in Petra which is reproduced below.
Map of Major Excavations in Petra - Jones (2021)
Jones (2021) provided a Map of Petra with major excavations which is reproduced below.