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 (333)

Jicé Baroudeur on January 15, 2013

like 101 this nice composition .... Good picture !!!!!
Greetings from belgium
JC

brunosma on January 16, 2013

Ecco un posto a cui ambisco andare, ::-) intanto mi gusto la tua foto chissà che il sogno non si realizzi. vedo che sei appassionato di geotagging. Io cammino moltissimo in motagna come ben puoi vedere nella mia galleria ho in GPS e mi piace farmi i percorsi prima di partire naturalmnete quando rietro e scarico mi piace inserire le foto con le coordinate e con il programma scaricabile geosetter free in internet le inserisco perfettamente, ciao buona giornata bruno

Gori Bau on January 16, 2013

Buongiorno Bruno, la Giordania non è così lontana e i prezzi sono alla portata, ci sono molti viaggi organizzati che prevedono la visita di Petra. Non conosco il programma geosetter, io uso una fotocamera Samsung e una Canon con il GPS incorporato che mi salva le coordinate nei dati exif del file. Saluti da Firenze, Fabrizio.

Marilena Borriero on January 16, 2013

Un capolavoro meraviglioso.complimenti un ottimo scatto.......Ciao ciao Mari

RAJEEV VISHNOI on January 17, 2013

Amazing,beautiful composition,


L&F


Greetings from India,Rajeev.

Christos Theodorou on January 17, 2013

Very nice picture, marvelous place. Kind regards – Christos

Gene M. on January 18, 2013

Excellent shot of this fascinating place, Fabrizio, what a marvellous beauty! ♥ 104. Have a great weekend, Geneviève

Gori Bau on January 18, 2013

thanks for visit and kind comment to Marilena, Rajeev, Christos, Geneviève ... you are always welcome in my gallery => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio

André Ivan .©om on January 19, 2013

Great ancient architecture. Nice catch. I liked.

Nguyễn Lê on January 19, 2013

Nice shot, Interesting photo and place!

Like!

Greetings from Việt Nam, Nguyễn Lê!

PS:

Thanks you very much for your visit my Gallery and kind words!

See you soon in Panoramio!

Marcello Caponnetto on January 20, 2013

Excellent work and image! Thank you for visiting my gallery.
LIKE
james2012

Sergey Semler on January 22, 2013

Nice picture!!! LIKE

Ijaz Ahmad on January 23, 2013

It is a very interesting view and a super shot ,Like!..,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Jabrus on January 26, 2013

Interesante lugar. Like. Buen tiro. Gracias por la visita y comentarios. Buen dia.

K. Peters on January 26, 2013

Hallo Fabrizio!

Fantastische Aufnahme!

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Danke für Deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie und den netten Kommentar!

Viele Grüße aus Berlin!

Klaus

MarioTs on January 29, 2013

Un luogo fantastico Fabrizio!

YsL

mario

Gori Bau on January 29, 2013

Grazie Mario ... Petra continua a essere un luogo dal'atmosfera fantastica nonostante il turismo di massa. La cosa più bella sarebbe venire qui quando c'è la neve, cosa non eccezionale d'inverno visto che siamo a oltre 1000 metri di altezza.

MarioTs on January 29, 2013

non male come idea..adesso sarebbe il periodo ideale..anche meno turisti (immagino)

Gori Bau on January 29, 2013

forse un pò meno ma i tour operator propongono tour della Giordania in ogni periodo dell'anno

Manol Manoman on January 29, 2013

Very nice photo!

Like

Have a nice day, Manol


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