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Just another view of the Palace Tomb. This is a panoramic view of one of the Royal Toms in Petra. This one is an Hellenistic tomb, carved in the rose rock of Petra as an hellenistic/roman palace, with three levels one upon the other. The lower level had four doors, the larger in the middle of the facade, have a triangular tympanum, the two smaller, on the right and left side, have a semi-circular tympanum. The two upper levels were decorated with a succession of columns, but the last one is almost completely ruined.
This tomb has a rare feauture: the upper left part of the facade is built, not carved because the rock face was no high enough.
Inside there are four simple rooms, decorated only by the magnificent nuances of the colored rock of this woderful city
Once in life you should see Petra, and it's memory will lasst in your heart forever.
P.S. When visiting Petra remember the sun and the reflections on the rock, most of all remember you have to show respect for the site and the people that live there: don't pick up flowers, plants, archaeolgical objects and wear long trousers and t-shirt, not shorts and top, please!

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Additional Photos by Laura Torsellini (niphredil76) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 50 N: 167] (850)
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