The architects of Petra had evidently a strong sense of beauty. The City, in its pomp and animation, have formed a combination altogether unrivalled.
It seems to have formed the approach to the Palace, or pile of building in the centre, called by the Arabs Kusr Faron (Pharaoh’s Castle).
The Engraving gives a conception of the manner in which the more serious affairs of the natives are conducted.
The Arch-way in the Engraving, in the lower Roman style, is little more than a heap of stones.
Temple of Solomon, or rather the Mosque (Al-Aqsa) so called from its occupying the site of the ancient temple at Jerusalem in the eastern part of the city.
The edifice in front is of larger dimensions, and has four entrances, adorned by pilasters and ornaments in the florid style.
Near the mouth of the chasm El Sik (Bab as-Sīq, Gateway to the Siq), an Arch, at a considerable height, connects the rocks on either side.
This view partially gives the profile of Al-Khazneh. The general architecture is Greek, but mingled with the luxurious fancy and exuberant decoration of Asia
Ancient rock-cut watch-tower overlooking the valleys of El Ghor and Akabah. February 5th, 1839.
The Al-Khazneh is a mausoleum carved out of the rock by the Nabataeans in the ancient city of Petra