Al Khaznah, Petra in Jordan

Established as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans.

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Al-Khazneh, the Treasury is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Arab Nabatean Kingdom city of Petra. It was originally built as a mausoleum of the Nabatean King Aretas IV

Links to Phoenicians:

1- The Phoenicians of the Iron Age (first millennium B.C.) descended from the original Canaanites. Canaanites who occupied Petra

2- The Phoenicians established commercial and religious connections with People occupied Petra

3- The copper and bronze industry remained the exclusive preserve of the Phoenicians. They obtained the copper ore from different countries. As Wadi Araba between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba

4- The goods were transported to Petra and from there to Phoenicia and from there to other nations. The Nabataeans were keen people for wealth and the goods they trade were completely imported that include, Saffron, cinnamon, statues, pictures, carved pieces