The Treasury - Al Khazna

Get a view of the siq, which opens up onto Petra’s most magnificent façade: the Treasury or Al Khazna. It is almost 40 metres high and intricately decorated with Corinthian capitals, friezes, figures and more. The Treasury is crowned by a funerary urn, which according to local legend, conceals a pharaoh’s treasure. Although the original function is still a mystery, the Treasury was probably constructed in the 1st century BC. However, in reality, the urn represents a memorial for royalty. The Treasury consists of two floors with a width of 25.30 metres and a height of 39.1 metres.