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The Keznah / Treasury

If you`re in Jordan, it is almost a must to visit Petra. The hidden, "red rose" city offers some beautiful scenery. The probably most popular building carved in the stony walls of a canyon is the "al Keznah" or "treasury", on the pic on the right.
If you have seen the Indiana Jones movies, you will realise that the holy grale was hidden inside this building. But in reality, there is almost nothing inside. Only a rectangular room, Recognizable are only the beautiful colors of the stony walls.

More information and pictures of my trip across the Middle East can be found on my personal Jordan page.

The Siq

If you enter the Petra site, you will have first to cross the siq. This is a narrow canyon washed out of the rock. After some minutes walking there, you will imidiatly see the Keznah appearing at the end of the canyon.

More information can be found here

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Veeeeeeeeeeery high entrance fee
  • Last visit to Petra: Jun 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    Excellent picture. I was in that cave and never looked backwards! All the best, DAO

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 7:15 AM

    great Petra page! Yes, the very first time I saw the Treasury was in that Indiana Jones movie and have been intrigued about it ever since. Hope to actually see it one day too! : )

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 5:05 PM

    What a neat page! Thanks for sharing.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2004 at 2:58 AM

    Bernhard, tolle Seite - just love to think back of Petra!!! Incredible colors!!!

  • jmhenry1123's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 9:12 AM

    Terrific photograph. Petra is on my must see before I die list.

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 4:49 AM

    awesome pics! Petra is in my visiting list at top five. great job!

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 12:37 AM

    Bernhard, Thankyou for sharing your fabulous photographs and tips on Petra. I will visit here with my wife in 2005! G'day from Australia

  • neilward's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 2:28 AM

    Brilliant photos,great pages

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2004 at 9:56 AM

    Such a beautiful amazing place. I would love to visit one day!

  • inuit's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 11:35 PM

    you camera playe well with the light and red rock colors of this ancien Nabatian tombs city


“Tsalü !”

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