Obelisk Tomb

Obelisk Tomb, Petra - Wadi Musa: Address, Obelisk Tomb Reviews: 4.5/5

Obelisk Tomb
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,026 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 Netherlands1,098 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, TX5,194 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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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
Apr 2019
This is quite the first attraction you encounter in Petra. It also combines symbols from different old civilization to symbolize the welcoming of all visitors
Written 31 March 2020
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,386 contributions
Nov 2019
From the Visitor Centre just a short walk from the main trail, at your left, Obelisk Tomb is directly across the Djinn Blocks, right beside the road. It seems like it was built under an Egyptian influence. The facade of the four Obelisks, together with the eroded human figure in the centre, probably represented the five people buried in the tomb.  The façade of the Obelisk Tomb measures 15.98 m in width and 12.3 m in height. On the day that we visited it was packed with tourists like us. It was not easy to take a picture without people.
Happy Travelling! 
Written 8 March 2020
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Mar 2020
This is another of the great structures to see at Petra. It is definitely Worth getting a guide to give you the background information about the various things to see.
Written 5 March 2020
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK893 contributions
Oct 2019
Located on the path leading to The Siq, these quite extraordinary carved tombs are your first indication of what lies ahead.
Written 10 February 2020
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Steven D
Sun City Center, FL943 contributions
Oct 2019
Many tombs for many of the past leaders, as they placed the deceased in tombs rather than burring them in a cemetery.
Written 31 January 2020
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Diane F
166 contributions
Nov 2019
These tombs were original burial places for high officials. Very striking against the mountain with their pyramid shaped fronts. Red color when the sun is in the right position of the day.
Written 28 November 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China8,598 contributions
Nov 2019
Among the 500+ tombs in Petra, this one is perhaps the first easily noticeable structure. This relatively intact tomb reflects the mastery of the Nabateans in art and architecture.
Written 11 November 2019
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