Jordan - Petra - Royal Tombs - The Palace Tomb, The Corinthian Tomb and The Silk 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.


Beside the Urn Tomb is a small tomb known as the Silk Tomb. This name comes from the rich color of the sandstone. It is one of the most dramatically colored tombs in Petra.

The Corinthian Tomb comes next. It is very worn, but if one stops to examine it, it is very ornate and similar to the Treasury.

The Palace Tomb is very wide, and has three distinct stories in it's facade. Supposedly, it is similar to the Roman palace design of the Golden House of Nero. In front of the tomb is a large stage and in front of this a large courtyard. It is almost as if the Palace Tomb was designed as a backdrop for State funerals.

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2012/01/03 12:42:20
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    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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