Al Khazneh was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st Century AD during the reign of Aretas IV Philopatris. 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"óbut the decorative urn is in fact solid sandstone).
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rigoletto (34231) 2013-11-21 6:25
hi francesco. this is a classic and classy shot of the famous treasury in petra. it is one of my dream destinations. you had a wonderful light and exposure on the antiuqe details. i also like your composition.