The Treasury, Petra, Jordan - 3D View

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James Blake Wiener
by Raiz
published on 26 November 2018

Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة‎; “The Treasury”), is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in present-day Jordan. 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. It was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century CE during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. The treasury was built by the Nabateans, and it has classical Greek-influenced architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in both Jordan and the region.

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