Al-Khazneh: decorated temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom City of Petra

Oct 16, 2019

Al-Khazneh is one of the decorated temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom City of Petra. Like many other buildings in this ancient town, including both Jordan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. In the early 19th century, it became known as "Al-Khazneh" by the neighborhood's Bedouins, because they believed that they included treasures.

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Many architectural details of this building were blown during two thousand years and covered with rocks. Paganism is believed to have various mythological figures associated with later life. At the top is the base of four eagles that will remove the soul. The statistics at the upper level Amazons dance with double-axis. The entrance is spread through the statues of Castor and Pollux, which partly were in Olympus and partly in the underworld.

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Known as the Treasury in Petra and carved into rose colored stone, this amazing architectural achievement is among the most ornate in the world. Originally constructed as a crypt around the 1st century A.D., the sandstone carving is evocation of Greek architecture from that time period. What makes it so impressive, even today, is the complex detail work which has, in most cases, stayed undamaged. There are lots of legends surrounding the reason behind its construction, which range from theories about it being a treasury for the Egyptian Pharaoh at time of Moses, to it being a hiding place for thieves and pirates to stash their stolen merchandise. Regardless of the reason behind its construction, its architectural beauty is incontrovertible.