al-Khazneh (The Treasury)

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. According to Areta another legend is that it functioned as a treasury of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of Moses (Khaznet Far'oun).

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 100 CE The facade of al-Khazneh (the Treasury) at Petra. Wikipedia
Latest Update: June 07, 2015