Queen Beatrix 2012On October 8, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands along with Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan visited the special exhibition, Petra: Wonder in de Woestijn, at the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden in Leiden.

According to the official website for the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden the exhibition displays:

“…150 archaeological and architectonic highlights from Petra, showing you the most stunning locations in the city. The exhibition’s displays exude the atmosphere of the awe-inspiring ruins and the desert to introduce visitors to the Nabataeans and their architecture, culture, art and religion. Never before have so many objects from Petra been on display in The Netherlands.”

Petra: Wonder in de Woestijn will be open to the public on October 9 – March 14, 2014.  For more information please visit the official website for the Rijksmuseum van Ouheden here.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH