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Ma'an, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
 

Al-Khazna (Pharaoh's Treasury)

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2007
1. Al-Khazna Marker
Inscription.  It is the most perfect facade in Petra. It is situated at the end of the Siq, with a height of 39.50m. The lower level is decorated with six Corinthian capitals that are spanned by a frieze of griffins and vases among scrolls. A vegetation goddess is carved in the central tempanon. The upper order consists of a central kiosk decorated with the relief of Isis and flanked by dancing Amazons and Victories. The kiosk is crowned capital supporting a funerary urn that was supposed to conceal Pharaoh’s treasures according to local tradition. Although the original function is still a mystery, the Khazna is believed by many Archaeologists to be the mausoleum of King Aretas IV (9 BC-AD 40). Recently, three Nabataeans tombs were uncovered below the Khazna. They belong to the end of the first century BC.
 
Location. 30° 19.327′ N, 35° 27.094′ E. Marker is in Ma'an, Ma'an Governorate. Marker can be reached from Street of Facades. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Al-Khazneh (Wikipedia). "Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة‎‎; "The Treasury"), is one of the most elaborate temples in the
Al-Khazna image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2007
2. Al-Khazna
ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic: Ad Deir), this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face....The treasury was built by the Arab Nabateans, coinciding with the time of the Hellenistic and Roman Empires and so has classical Greek-influenced architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in both Jordan and the region." (Submitted on August 8, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Al-Khazna image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 29, 2005
3. Al-Khazna
Al-Khazna Corinthian Capitals image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2007
4. Al-Khazna Corinthian Capitals
Entrance (Sig) To Petra image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2007
5. Entrance (Sig) To Petra
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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