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Rose Red Temple by lostknightkg Rose Red Temple by lostknightkg
Al Khazneh ("The Treasury"; Arabic: الخزنة‎) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is a popular tourist attraction.

It is unknown as to why or exactly when Al Khazneh was originally built, probably between 100 BC and AD 200 by King Aretas IV. Its Arabic name Treasury derives from one legend that bandits or pirates hid their loot in a stone urn high on the second level. Significant damage from bullets can be seen on the urn. Local lore attributes this to Bedouins, who are said to have shot at the urn in hopes of breaking it open and spilling out the "treasure"—but the decorative urn is in fact solid sandstone). Another is that it functioned as a treasury of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of Moses (Khaznet Far'oun).

Many of the building's architectural details have eroded away during the two thousand years since it was carved and sculpted from the cliff. The sculptures are thought to be those of various mythological figures associated with the afterlife. On top are figures of four eagles that would carry away the souls. The figures on the upper level are dancing Amazons with double-axes. The entrance is flanked by statues of the twins Castor and Pollux who lived partly on Olympus and partly in the underworld.
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ps: petra was built exclusively with the idea to convert it into a modern disney-land ... 2.000 years ago :)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Oh yes, I wish I could travel back in time :)
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
entirely fantastic
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here - [link]
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you :)
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HarisDrako Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:clap::clap::clap: !!! :worship::worship::worship:!!!:iconwineplz:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you :D
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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic in all dimensions
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you :)
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