Petra Sights

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Broken Pediment Tomb

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of a series of facades carved into the western face of Jabal Madhbah, or the Mount of the Altar, this tomb is characterized by the...

Corinthian Tomb

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Set among some of Petra's finest tombs is one named for its large number of Corinthian capitals, now badly deteriorated, that once decorated...

Obelisk Tomb

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This upper story of a two-story tomb is named for the four freestanding obelisks that decorate its facade. The lower story, the Triclinium...

Palace Tomb

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This unfinished tomb is one of the few in Petra not carved entirely out of solid rock. Many of the tomb's constructed segments have fallen...

Renaissance Tomb

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This tomb, bearing a pediment with three urns, bears a close resemblance to the Tomb of Sextius Florentinus in the main part of the city.

Roman Soldier's Tomb

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The headless figure in the niche of this unusual tomb's facade is dressed in typical Roman military garb, while the friezes and floral...

Silk Tomb

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The striations of natural color in the Silk Tomb's rock make it one of Petra's finest (and certainly one of the easiest to spot). The...

Snake Tomb

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

No outward decoration marks this tomb, but 12 burial niches are carved into the floor inside. The name comes from a rough wall relief...

Tomb of Sextius Florentinus

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This is one of the few Petra monuments that can be dated with certainty: the name of this Roman governor of Arabia who died in office...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The Siq opens suddenly onto Petra's most famous monument, known locally as the Khazneh. This 130-foot-tall structure displays a splendid...


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