National Geographic : 1944 Feb
On the Trail of King Solomon's Mines 239 SAlnmerclan 0:olony.Jerusalen Like Richly Grained Wood Is the Rock from Which Petra's "Treasury" Was Hewn After 1,800 years the capitals of these sandstone columns seem freshly carved. They were not put up, but cut out in position. Nabataean engineers hewed their buildings out of solid rock. Near the watercourses oleander bushes add their red and green to the scene (page 248).