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Jeesh
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My little brother came up to me one day and asked for help with his Social Studies homework. I was flipping through the pages when I saw a map with "Petra" on it. Petra is a city on (I think) the Arabian Peninsula. I might be wrong but I know it is a city around there, I'll look in his book again.
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Petra is a real city carved from stone approx. 2000 years ago. Incredible site to see in the world. I believe it's located south of Amman. I've only read about it but would one day like to see it (along with other wonders of the world).
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Oh man, wouldn't it be great to visit? I've seen pictures, I've read about it...
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Virtual Tour of the city of Petra
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Jeesh
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Cool, I wonder if that's where OSC got it.
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I don't think that's likely--Petra is actually a quite common female name.
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It's really freakin awesome. They carved this entire city straight out of a cliff.
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Petra is the fem version of Peter/Petrus. Petros-Greek meaning: rock: Piece of rock.

I'm betting Card would have leaned more toward biblical meaning considering the character of both Peter and Petra.

But, I could be wrong.

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