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Setting aside the trite, postcard nature of this photo, I am contributing this to the TE File because there are so few pictures (maybe one) of the Royal Tombs (in the background), which comprise some of the most impressive burial places in Petra.

The most distinctive of these tombs in the Urn Tomb, recognizable by the enormous urn on top of the pediment. Next to it is the Silk Tomb and the damaged Corinthian Tomb.

In fact there are more tombs dotted around Petra than any other structure. Petra's earliest rock tombs date from the 3rd Century BC. The size and design of the tomb depended on the social status and wealth of the deceased, with the Royal Tombs being the high-point of Nabataean funeral architecture..

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