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The Treasury, Petra Overview

The Treasury is the most famous temple at Petra

The Treasury is a 40 metre high ancient temple you will rest your eyes upon as soon as you cover the Siq. At the top of the Treasury, there sits an urn which is rumored to contain the treasure of a Pharaoh. There are also bullet makrs on the urn left by Bedouin travellers who have tried to prove the theory right. It is intricately decorated with Corinthian capitals and figures, many of which are thought to be associated with the afterlife. On the upper level, there are figures of dancing Amazons and the entrance is flanked by statues of the twins Castor and Pollux, all of whom are figures in Greek mythology. The original purpose of the Treasury remains unknown to this day. It is commonly featured in Hollywood, most famously in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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