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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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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
A great big slice of awesome here, Kris :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
hehe thank you :w00t:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
You're welcome :)
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Amazing!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you :)
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klapouch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
This work has been featured on #devPREMIUM's Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 45!

Best regards!

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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Amazing thank you :ahoy:
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
All your new works are amazing dear Kris, but this one is... :faint::nod:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:blush: thank you dear :hug:
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You're very welcome, Kris! :glomp:
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Layla199 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
amazing!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you :)
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
what a magical place ! :omfg: :glomp:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you :D
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So very impressive.. :rose:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you :D
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Great shot and edition :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you dear :)
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aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
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it is roman architecture more.and this was maybe a library also, because roman libraries have similar constructions in south roman empire (best examples in ephesus... and some little exterior similarities (but in plan, in interior more relations with) in timgad or palmyra.. ) [link]
must visit petra, but first egypt.. :meditation:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yes who knows, thank you friend, I hope you go soon before extremists ruin the ruins :nod:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
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I will!
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amiejo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
...Hors du temps.. presque inconcevable pour une telle construction à l'époque... :clap: :hug: :rose:
Bravo Kris!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Merci Marie :D
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gingado Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Amazing work...:clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :D
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:thumbsup::nod: Hot!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I see a forbidding wind, this is really good
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :D
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Fascinating!! :love:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :D
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Welcome!!:heart::rose:
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erene Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
The Greek influence is surely there...great shot Kris!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Oh yes and there were also greek writings carved in some of places in petra :D
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R9A Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Great work again!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
It's more beautiful than in any adventures movies ! :love: Gorgeous photo , Kris ! :excited:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you :w00t:
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible place! I guess I think of it from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! That scene when they ride in through the pass. Sad but true! ;)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:lol: Thank you :D
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