A Beautiful Musical Piece Featuring Petra

Oct 20, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Leen Hajjar

Jordan’s ancient stone-carved city of Petra and one of the Seven Wonders of the World has frequently appeared as the stunning backdrop in many Hollywood films, such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and it has now appeared in Piano Guys’ latest music video.

The band has made a quest to play at each of the Seven Wonders of the World, including Petra. The video that was filmed in the historic city shows the unique red-colored canyons of Petra and its incredible stone treasury with a beautiful musical piece of the Indiana Jones theme song being played. It also shows the city’s vast hills and mountains along with its many ruins and it captures the beauty of Petra at night.

Additionally, the video shows scenes of Amman, Jordan’s capital city and displays the ancient Citadel, which is an archeological site located in Amman’s downtown area. Some of the Citadel's ruins date back to the Roman and Byzantine eras. The video also captures Amman’s traditional market and panoramic views of the city.

Jordan's many historic and stunning sites have attracted film producers for decades. In addition to Indiana Jones, here is a roundup of other blockbuster productions that were filmed in the kingdom.

1. The Martian

2. Lawrence of Arabia

3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

4. Dune: Part One

5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

6. Aladdin (2019)

Leen Hajjar

Written by Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar, born and raised in Amman, is JTBNA's blog editor. A recent graduate from Villanova University with a master's degree in Communication, Leen focuses on media analysis, specifically mainstream media’s portrayal of Arabs and the Middle East. Her previous experience as a writer for Al Arabiya English, inspired stories that shed light on the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world, aiming to provide a more comprehensive representation of the region and its people.

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