Who was Petra in the New Testament?

Answer Petra is the ancient Greek form of the name Jesus gave to St. Peter, the apostle known as Simon. Petra in Greek means "rock" and Jesus named him thus when describing him as the rock on which the Ch... Read More »

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About Croton Petra?

As far as adaptable, colorful plants go, you can do worse than the croton petra. The distinctive foliage generally grows well as an indoor plant or an outdoor shrub or hedge. You don't need to poss... Read More »

How tall are the Petra pyramids?

Petra is an ancient city in Jordan built of carved stone. There are no pyramids there, although it is not unusual for tourists to combine a visit to Petra and a visit to the pyramids of Egypt when ... Read More »

Is croton petra poisonous?

Croton petra (scientific name Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra') is a hybrid that contains croton oil, which is toxic in large quantities. When ingested it causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The oil a... Read More »

How far is it from Petra, Jordan to Baghdad, Iraq?

If you could take the straight route from the ancient ruins of Petra, Jordan to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, you would travel 613 miles (that's 987 kilometers). The roadway mileage is a little har... Read More »