Al-Khazna, the treasure of Petra

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The Treasury (60 BC - 50 AD), or Al Khazna in Arabic, is the most spectacular monument carved by the Nabateans. It stands an imposing 39,5 m. high and is impressively carved out of a single block. The name of the monument came from a local Bedouin legend of an hidden treasure in the urn at the top, there are many bullets holes from shooting at the urn to try to retrieve this treasure.

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Comments (323)

Ahmet Bekir on October 18, 2012

Like a place from old stories, a splendid image Fab....thanks for sharing it with us, best wishes from the heart of the Balkans, AHmet

Miguel Bortfeldt on October 18, 2012

Very nice capture of this fabulous place. Like. Warm greetings, Miguel.

Gori Bau on October 18, 2012

Thanks a lot to Michal, Tomros, Antoni, Bogdan, Ahmet, Miguel for visit and comment to magnificent Treasury of Petra => best regards from Italy, Fab.

kriszta13 on October 19, 2012

Davvero impressionante! LIKISSIMO. Saluti, Christa

Manol Manoman on October 20, 2012

Wow, a perfect shot! Like Friendly greetings, Manol

Cesar Bordón V. on October 20, 2012

Very nice shot!! - Like - Greetings from Paraguay! - Cesar

Ognjen Đukić on October 20, 2012

Stunning architecture. Great photo !


Greetings from Serbia !

Valerio Manassero on October 21, 2012

Bella questa immagine del "Tesoro", presa con una giusta prospettiva e poche persone per dare l'idea della maestosità e bellezza della struttura, che ebbi la fortuna di visitare nel 2009! Like + Fav!

Gori Bau on October 21, 2012

Ciao Valerio, grazie mille per il tuo commento favorevole ... in realtà di foto al "tesoro" ne avrò fatte almeno 20, ho scelto questa con la migliore angolatura e meno persone davanti. Saluti, Fabrizio.

Chinappi on October 21, 2012

I see that you are always faithful and I thank you.

I LIKE it.

I appreciate your attention for your visit and your nice comment!.



ZEUS74 on October 21, 2012

a great photo,



<Naklaj21> on October 22, 2012

very beautiful place!!


Best regards , Naklaj21

Luca Salieri on October 23, 2012

Scatto di una bellezza incredibile. Complimenti. Saluti cordiali, Luca

Klaus Richter on October 23, 2012

A beautiful place and excellent photo!
♥LIKE 49 + ✰YS 9
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Horst Reisinger on October 28, 2012

Very interesting photo!


Greetings from Germany, Horst

Rainer D on October 28, 2012

Interesting landsape, great shot, L, greetings Rainer

Gori Bau on October 28, 2012

molte grazie per il commento e la visita alla mia galleria a Bernard, ZEUS74, Naklaj21, Luca, Klaus, Horst, Rainer ... => saluti, Fabrizio.

ch' caf' on October 29, 2012

A so famous and a so beautiful place! I like it! Cheers, christian

Sergeï D. on October 30, 2012

WOW! Magnifique photo et composition! Bravo Fab! J'M 9 ce bel endroit! Merci, pour ce commentaire d'introduction, c'est très intéressant! Salutations de Montréal, Canada! Serge

Gori Bau on November 1, 2012

molte grazie per la visita e il commento a Christian, Serge, Monica ... cordiali saluti da Firenze, Fabrizio.

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Gori Bau
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    • Camera: SAMSUNG WB650 / VLUU WB650 / SAMSUNG WB660
    • Taken on 2012/09/12 03:42:24
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