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Number of Visitors to Petra Rise in May

Petra, June 9 -The number of visitors to the ancient city of Petra jumped by 3 percent in May, compared to the same period last year, according to officials at the Petra Archaeological Park. 
A total of 54,717 visitors, including 45,739 foreigners, 8,696 Jordanians and 282 foreign guests and students visited the Nabataean city in May. 
The site's tourism revenues also rose by 7 percent in May, compared with the same month last year, now reaching JD995,000, noted officials.