Al Khazneh: the Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan 21 Aug 2016
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The Treasury is possibly Petra's most visited (and photographed) monument; the first glimpse of this spectacular building spotlighted by the early morning sun as you emerge from the deep shade of the canyon is an unforgettable experience, included in Insight Guides' Treasures of Jordan tour.
The site's name reflects the local legend that the urn on top of the monument held the pharaoh's treasure. This monumental tomb was probably builit for the Nabataean King Aretas III in the 1st Century BC. Its facade still shows a variety of classical and Nabataean architectural elements, including statues of gods, animals, and mythological figures.
Explore the Treasury and more on Insight Guides' Discover Jordan holiday; browse the full itinerary online here.