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Royal Tomb-House: The Urn Tomb

Royal Tomb-House: The Urn Tomb
Jordan, Petra, May 2009

Petra is a historical and archaeological city, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Established possibly as early as 312 BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
The first of the so called Royal Tombs is the Urn Tomb. This tomb is built high on the mountain side, and requires climbing up a number of flights of stairs. Abbe' Starcky has suggested that this is the tomb of Nabataean King Malchus II who died in 70 AD. Dr. Schmidt-Colinet on the other hand has proposed that this is the tomb of Aretas IV: nabataea.net/royal.html

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Marsa, Tim Hanko, MGN-Marcel, Bruno Suignard and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo


35 comments - The latest ones
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Fantastic landscape beautiful architecture, admire !!!
3 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Superbe cliché !
3 years ago.
Hans Ramseier
Hans Ramseier
This is an exellent capture. This light!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Amazing photo.
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Wonderful light and colour here. Peter. Excellent shot of this historic place.
Have a great week ahead.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++Magnificent composition !!!!
3 years ago.
Enista (see: www.flickr.com/photos/enista)
Enista (see: www.fli…
Heel imponerend!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
This is really impressive picture of a historical and archeological city - Royal Tomb-House !
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo again !

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3 years ago.
Beth
Beth
Petra must truly be one of the wonders of the world.
3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Grandiose !
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
This is a place I have always wanted to see. Fabulous shot, Peter.
3 years ago.
Yvon NL
Yvon NL
Zelfs de foto,s blijf ik bijzonder vinden! wat een uitzicht hier!Mooie opname
3 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Thanks for sharing this great photo!
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3 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
Ring of Excellence/
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3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Fabuleux !
3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Yes, I've always wanted to see Petra. I envy your travels.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Still impressive place
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
splendid reports!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo again !

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3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo again !

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3 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
so beautiful***************************i don't know and i regret
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for visiting, the nice comments and the favourites!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
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Be tolerant

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3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks for the nice comment and the favourite William.
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Fascinating and imposing. Again, a first rate travel picture.

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3 years ago.
Eva Buijs
Eva Buijs
Indrukwekkend!

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3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks for the nice comment and the favourite Dave and Eva.
3 years ago.
Bee Nee
Bee Nee
What a gorgeous site! I would love to see it one time!
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks for the nice comment and the favourite Bee Nee.
3 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Excellent! This is so fascinating!
3 years ago.
Leiela (MCR)
Leiela (MCR)
Belega !
3 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
impressive!!!*************************
3 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Fantastic Info, Wonderful Architectural Work, Peter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.