Jordan - Petra - Royal Tombs - The Urn Tomb

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Petra is a historical and archaeological city and is a symbol of Jordan; has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and is one of Seven Wonders of the World.


The first of the so called Royal Tombs on the right is the Urn Tomb. This tomb is built high on the mountain side, and requires climbing up a number of flights of stairs. The historian A. Starcky has suggested that this is the tomb of Nabataean King Malchus II, who died in 70 AD. The historian Dr. Schmidt-Colinet, on the other hand, has proposed that this is the tomb of Aretas IV.

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
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