The Treasury is one of the most photographed buildings at Petra and is well known for its appearance in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Petra Jordan

What is the most visited tourist attraction in Jordan ?
Affirmative! Petra! it deserves every pair of feet it gets as Petra is incredible.

The old city was established as the capital of the Nabataean kingdom as early as 312 BC, but it took centuries more for the hundreds of palaces, monuments, and tombs to be cut out of the delicate, rose-pink sandstone. The most famous images show only one of these, the Treasury, but the site sprawls on for miles beyond it. Here’s a more comprehensive look at this wonder of the ancient world.

Al siq of Petra

In the film’s climactic final scenes, actors Harrison Ford and Sean Connery burst forth from the Siq and walk deep into the labyrinths of the Treasury in their quest to find the Holy Grail. But, as usual, archaeological fact bowed to Hollywood fiction when Indy came to Petra.

In reality, the Treasury is nothing more than a facade with a relatively small hall once used as a royal tomb.

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