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Al-Khazna, the treasure of Petra

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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Sesto Fiorentino

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  • Uploaded on September 30, 2012
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    by Gori Bau
    • Camera: SAMSUNG WB650 / VLUU WB650 / SAMSUNG WB660
    • Taken on 2012/09/12 03:42:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 3.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash