Petra

This map supports all MP-game modes the classic F.E.A.R. game has to offer. It is designed to be played by 2-8 players. The setting is the a...

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This map supports all MP-game modes the classic F.E.A.R. game has to offer. It is designed to be played by 2-8 players. The setting is the ancient rock fortress of Petra in Jordan. For more details please refer to the included Readme.txt-file.

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Title : Petra
Release Date : 19 February 2008
Filename : petra.arch00
Type : This map features all F.E.A.R. multiplayer modes
Author : markFreak
E-mail : m.pendry@web.de

Construction
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Program used : WorldEdit 1.08
Construction Time : looong
Compiling time : 6 minutes


Legal Notice
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This map may be used for free as long as credit is given accordingly.


Installation
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To make the map show up in the map selection list when you set up a server, place the Petra.Arch00-file in 
FEAR main folderShortcut to User directoryCustomAdditionalContent .

Author's Notes:
This is my first map for F.E.A.R. (sad that evenbalance quit supporting this game with PunkBuster, still it's 
a cool game for LAN-sessions), and my second one altogether. The very first map I've done was for Soldier of
Fortune 2 (map name: mp_sparta, along with my own custommade flags mp_sparta_flags, downloadable from 
www.filefront.com - thanks to sbchev.com , www.modsonline.com and www.soldieroffortune2.filefront.com).

I sort of have a hang for ancient settings, so my first map had ancient Sparta as its theme, this one was 
inspired by the ancient rock fortress of Petra in Jordan, at least the exterior resembles the tomb temple of
Ed-Deir.



History of Petra:

Rekem is supposed to be the original name of Petra, located in what is today known as Jordan, Pliny the Elder 
and others have identified Petra as the capital of the Nabataeans, Aramaic-speaking Semites, and one centre 
point of the caravan trade. 

In ancient times this artificial oasis was probably approached from the South, today's Saudi Arabia, but today
most visitors (mainly tourists) reach it from the East, through a dark, narrow natural gorge, suddenly opening 
up to reveal the impressive ancient city carved right into the red sandstone rocks.   

It is not yet fully known when exactly the history of Petra began, some scholars believe they found evidence 
in the Old Testament, though this has never been officially verified. 

In 106 AC, Petra became part of the Roman Empire. When the city of Palmyra in today's Syria began to become
more and more important, the significance of Petra as a centre of Arabian trade began to decline and probably 
was then used as a mere religious centre. Epiphanius of Salamis (315 - 403 AC) writes that in his times a 
feast was held at Petra at the end of December in honour of the virgin Chaabou and her offspring Dushara. These
were part of the pre-islamic pantheon with Dushara as its main male god accompanied by his female trinity
Uzza, Allat and Manah. 

Christianity found its way to Petra in the fourth and fifth century AC. The Pope of Alexandria, Athanasius, 
mentions a bishop of Petra named Asterius. Christianity was swept away by the Islamic conquest of that area
in the early seventh century, Christianity was re-established during the First Crusade launched in 1095 by
Pope Urban II. It remained in the hands of the Franks, the leaders of the West Germanic tribes, until 1189. 
By that time Petra was largely destroyed by earthquakes which damaged the water management system, so there
was no real strategic importance to holding Petra any longer.

Islam tradition has it that Petra was the place where Moses struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, 
and where Moses's sister Miriam was buried. 

In December 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site.


My thanks goes to: 
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All contributors to and the makers of www.lithfaq.com (formerly www.fearmaps.com)

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