Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة; “The Treasury”), is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in present-day Jordan. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic: Ad Deir), this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face. It was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century CE during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. The treasury was built by the Nabateans, and it has classical Greek-influenced architecture. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in both Jordan and the region.
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Raiz, . (2018, November 26). The Treasury, Petra, Jordan - 3D View. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image3d/366/
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