September 9, 2012

Urn Tomb at Petra, Jordan

Photograph by Alvaro Leiva

The Urn Tomb at Petra, an ancient Nabataean city in Jordan, is one of five so-called Royal Tombs, believed to have been the burial place of kings and dignitaries. Either King Aretas IV (9 B.C.-A.D. 40) or King Malichus II (A.D. 40-70) is believed to have been laid to rest in the Urn Tomb.

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