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 (327)

Angelofruhr-Je suis … on November 14, 2012

Great place! like.

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

Heinz Klier on November 15, 2012

Breathtaking! Like.

Gori Bau on November 15, 2012

Thanks a lot for visit and comment to Lotus_Ou, Mehmet, Spaniel, amadeus2050, Am, Gyula, Angelika, Heinz ... best regards from Florence, Italy. Fabrizio.

Andreyspb on November 15, 2012

Great photo, wonderful place! L

Best wishes, Andrey

leo1383 on November 15, 2012

Like,certamente un luogo pieno di fascino.Ti ho inserito nei fotografi preferiti,Ciao Leo

Dr.Azzouqa on November 15, 2012

Beautiful place.

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Piti Luangprasert on November 16, 2012

Good! mystery town..Best regard from Thailand, Piti

Hollis chen on November 16, 2012

Very Great!! very Beautiful place!!


Gori Bau on November 16, 2012

thanks a lot for visit and comment to Andrey, Leo, Mustafa, Piti, Shijin ... the best greetings drom Florence, Italy. Fabrizio.

SergeyS-73 on November 16, 2012


Marianne R. on November 16, 2012

Interesting picture of this historical place! Like

Best wishes, Marianne

Corry on November 17, 2012

Very impressive place and shot. Like

Greetings, Corry

Gori Bau on November 17, 2012

thanks a lot for visit and comment to SergeyS, Marianne, Corry ... the best greetings from Florence, Italy. Fabrizio.

Madame X Privado on November 18, 2012


Es una fotografía preciosa!





knasur on November 19, 2012

estupenda foto de Petra,



Mathieu Lacomblez on November 19, 2012

Great shoot, wonderful and impressive view. I Like. See you, MAt

Giorgos Dimitriadis on November 19, 2012

Wonderful capture Like 85 Best regards,George

Бобан Армуш (Boban A… on November 19, 2012

Great place & excellent shot. Like 86. Greetings from Serbia, Boban

Gori Bau on November 19, 2012

thanks a lot for visit and comment to Madame X, knasur, MAt, George, Boban ... always welcome in my gallery ! => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

Pedro M on November 19, 2012

Very beautiful

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  • Greetings from Spain, Pedro M

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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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