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Obelisk Tomb (Petra)

Obelisk Tomb (Petra)

Obelisk Tomb was constructed in the first century AD in Petra. It is an elaborate two storey tomb carved from the solid rock. Its facade is an elaborate mixture of Egyptian, Greek, Indian and Nabataean architectural styles. Obelisk Tomb is towered by four obelisks and hence it got its name. Facade was badly damaged by flash floods and winds. But it still bears inscriptions that state that Obelisk Tomb was constructed for Abdmank and his children. Additionally you can see impressive rock carvings depicting mythical animals. In addition to the main burial chamber another smaller chamber is located underneath obelisks. It was added to hold sacred feasts in honor of the dead. It is lined by three benches for visitors that included relatives and friends of the deceased.

 

 
Location: Petra 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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