The Khazneh (Treasury)


The most celebrated tomb of Petra. The local Bedouins believed that the solid urn sculpted into the monument's facade was actually hollow and contained treasure, that how the tomb got its name. They often  fired bullets at the urn in hopes of having the treasure spill out . The tomb was constructed in the first century BC, and its  the grandest tomb  in Petra. Due to its grandeur and the construction time it is believed that this is  the resting place of a great Nabatean king, possibly Aretas IV  " He who Loves His People".

Petra - Treasury Khazneh  

The Khazneh