Al-Khazneh The Treasury is an ancient building carved in

Al-Khazneh The Treasury is an ancient building carved in

11/30/2021, 7:20:16 PM
Al-Khazneh The Treasury is an ancient building carved in rock dating back to the Nabataean civilization in Jordan. It is located in the archaeological reserve of Petra, in the south of the country. Al Khazneh is the most famous and important landmark of the city, as the Nabateans carefully chose its location as the first landmark facing a visitor after entering the city. It was named so because the local Bedouins previously believed that the jar at the top of the façade contained treasure, but was in fact a royal mausoleum. There are several opinions about the purpose of constructing this building, some archaeologists believe that it was built as a temple or a place to keep documents, but recent archaeological excavations in Petra have proven the existence of tombs under the Al-Khazneh Square, which can now be viewed from the top through the iron grille above it. Also, these cemeteries were cut down to build the treasury while preserving it. Thus, the treasury is a burial ground. And confirms with the first century AD the time of King Al-Harith IV King of the Nabateans. It is most likely a burial ground for this king. The building was named after the myths of the Bedouin population, because they believed that the jar at the top contained a treasure, as severe damage can be seen in the facade of the building due to the firing of bullets at the jar. But it was actually a stone statue. Many details of the building disappeared over the course of two thousand years, as they were exposed to erosion.

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