Obelisk Tomb
Obelisk Tomb
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania26,984 contributions
Mar 2023
The first interesting thing you see in the archaeological site. It is located about 1.7 km from the Visitors center. Not very well preserved, unfortunately...
Written 20 April 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,203 contributions
Dec 2022
Be sure to explore as much of Petra as your time and legs will allow when you are there. There are amazing sites everywhere!
Written 17 December 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,783 contributions
Nov 2022
This tomb is named for the obelisks that appear carved above it - definitely something unique when visiting Petra, since the other tombs look fairly different. You'll pass it near the entrance to the Siq, in the wider open pathway that leads from the entry gate. In another location it would be a marvel, but it's only one of many carved tombs in Petra. We stopped for a couple minutes to take pictures, but you can't go inside, so there wasn't need to spend any longer seeing it.
Written 23 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,850 contributions
Nov 2022
The Obelisk Tomb is one of the first sights you will encounter on your Petra trek. The name derives from the tombs constructed by the Nabateans. It has an obelisk structure, from whence the tomb derives is name. The Obelisk Tomb is nat as spectacular as other features of Petra, but it's worth a look.
Written 8 November 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,016 contributions
Sep 2022
This is on your left about 15 minutes after you scan your ticket to enter the park. There is some history behind it so a guide is needed to really appreciate it. No entry permitted.
Written 8 October 2022
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MatthewASharp
Torquay, UK1,946 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
A great way to start ur Petra journey on the leisurely walk down, so take all the pics doing so. As after walking for >7 hrs and 12 miles all u wanna do is get back to the shower unless u get a donkey or buggy back up

Not as intrically carved but non the less still impressive

On another note. I met with a local taxi driver who hands down beats other quotes, and also has contacts in Amman who beat 1 hostel, 1 hotel an an über driver. Ask for Omar at the JETT bus station or contact me for further details at Mattalansharp@gmail.com. His number is
+962 7 7730 5321
Happy travels
Written 9 August 2022
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nantona
Kazanlak, Bulgaria975 contributions
Apr 2022
Obelisk Tomb is located at the beginning of the road to the ancient city of the Nabataeans Petra. You pass it on the way to the Siq Pass. The name is derived from the shape of the obelisks above the door of the tomb carved into the rocks.
Written 5 June 2022
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,088 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The Obelisk Tomb is a Nabataean multi story burial complex that was constructed in the first century BC in Petra. It consists of two story tomb carved from the solid rock towered by four obelisks, which is very interesting and should not be missed .
Written 14 March 2022
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,101 contributions
Dec 2019
The Obelisk Tomb is probably your first encounter with Nabataean culture while visiting the Petra complex. Can be easily spotted along the road towards the Siq.
Written 17 November 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,656 contributions
Jan 2020
We were hardly inside the Petra main gate when we had our first glimpse of Nabataean workmanship. It was just the start of hundreds of photos our group took that day! The Obelisk Tomb is named after the four pyramid-shaped obelisks that decorate the top of this two-story structure. The bottom story is called a Triclinium (dining hall) for funeral celebrations. The top story is the actual tomb.
Written 3 April 2020
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