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  • 1. Treasury

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    The Siq opens suddenly onto Petra's most famous monument, known locally as the Khazneh. This 130-foot-tall structure displays a splendid frontage...Read More

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  • 2. Broken Pediment Tomb

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    One of a series of facades carved into the western face of Jabal Madhbah, or the Mount of the Altar, this tomb is characterized by the broken...Read More

  • 3. Corinthian Tomb

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    Set among some of Petra's finest tombs is one named for its large number of Corinthian capitals, now badly deteriorated, that once decorated...Read More

  • 4. Obelisk Tomb

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    This upper story of a two-story tomb is named for the four freestanding obelisks that decorate its facade. The lower story, the Triclinium Tomb...Read More

  • 5. Palace Tomb

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    This unfinished tomb is one of the few in Petra not carved entirely out of solid rock. Many of the tomb's constructed segments have fallen away...Read More

  • 6. Renaissance Tomb

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    This tomb, bearing a pediment with three urns, bears a close resemblance to the Tomb of Sextius Florentinus in the main part of the city. It...Read More

  • 7. Roman Soldier's Tomb

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    The headless figure in the niche of this unusual tomb's facade is dressed in typical Roman military garb, while the friezes and floral capitals...Read More

  • 8. Silk Tomb

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    The striations of natural color in the Silk Tomb's rock make it one of Petra's finest (and certainly one of the easiest to spot). The ribbons...Read More

  • 9. Snake Tomb

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    No outward decoration marks this tomb, but 12 burial niches are carved into the floor inside. The name comes from a rough wall relief that shows...Read More

  • 10. Tomb of Sextius Florentinus

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    This is one of the few Petra monuments that can be dated with certainty: the name of this Roman governor of Arabia who died in office in AD...Read More

  • 11. Urn Tomb

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    Named for the vaselike decoration at the top of its pediment, this is the largest of Petra's royal tombs. It is supported by a series of vaults...Read More

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