Al-Khazna (Pharaoh's Treasury)

Al-Khazna (Pharaoh's Treasury) (HM20IV)

Location: , Ma'an Governorate Petra District
Country: Jordan

N 30° 19.327', E 35° 27.094'

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It is the most perfect facade in Petra. It is situated at the end of the Siq, with a height of 39.50m.
The lower level is decorated with six Corinthian capitals that are spanned by a frieze of griffins and vases among scrolls. A vegetation goddess is carved in the central tempanon. The upper order consists of a central kiosk decorated with the relief of Isis and flanked by dancing Amazons and Victories. The kiosk is crowned capital supporting a funerary urn that was supposed to conceal Pharaoh's treasures according to local tradition. Although the original function is still a mystery, the Khazna is believed by many Archaeologists to be the mausoleum of King Aretas IV (9 BC-AD 40). Recently, three Nabataeans tombs were
uncovered below the Khazna. They belong to the end of the first century BC.
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HM NumberHM20IV
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Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)36R E 735716 N 3357026
Decimal Degrees30.32211667, 35.45156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.327', E 35° 27.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 19.62" N, 35° 27' 5.6400000000001" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Street of Facades, Ma'an Governorate , JO
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