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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