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Bibil Identifier bibil:217378
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Mada'in Saleh Monuments and the Function and Date of the Khazneh in Petra
Author Khairy, Nabil I.
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 143, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 167-175 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper considers how the Khazneh was carved, suggesting that scaffolding was used on each of the levels of the rock-cut platform as work proceeded from the top down. It then considers the tomb façades of Meda’in Saleh as evidence for Nabataean architects designing and carving high quality tomb façades. Finally, the function and date of the Khazneh are considered, with the writer arguing that it is a tomb, carved during the reign of Aretas IV (9 BC — AD 40).
DOI 10.1179/003103211X13092562976135
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Petra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Archaeology : Themes : Burial Places
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