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Ma'an, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
 

Al-Khazna (Pharaoh's Treasury)

 
 
Al-Khazna Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Also see . . .  Al-Khazneh (Wikipedia). "Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة‎‎; "The Treasury"), is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic:
Al-Khazna image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 12, 2007
2. Al-Khazna
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
 
 
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 70 times since then. 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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