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  • Address: Wadi Musa, Jordon, Jordan
  • Admission: Admission to Petra starts at 50 JD

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Royal Tombs Tours

Downhill from the Theatre the west-facing cliffs of Jebel al-Madhbah house a collection of impressive tombs — among the most impressive burial places in Petra — known collectively as the Royal Tombs. 

The Urn Tomb, the largest of the collection, gets its name from the large urn perched atop its pediment. Carved from the rock in AD 70, this tomb was later used as a church by Byzantine Christians in the fifth century. The Silk Tomb, located next to the Urn Tomb, is easy to pick out from the others from the naturally colored striations that flow across its facade.

Other notable tombs include the Palace Tomb with its Roman and Hellenistic facade (one of the few in Petra not entirely carved from the cliffs), the badly eroded Corinthian Tomb and the Tomb of Sextius Florentinus, the only tombs in Petra with an inscription recording its owner and one of the few that can be dated accurately.

Practical Info

Reach the Royal Tombs by ascending a set of steps located on the valley floor close to the Theatre.

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Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba, Aqaba, null
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Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba

Book a seat with a group & travel from Aqaba to the UNESCO-listed city of Petra. Discover the rose red city of Petra and its rock-carved ruins on a day ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.50
Full-Day Petra Tour from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Petra Tour from Amman

While in Amman, take time out to visit ancient Petra, carved by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, on this small-group 10-hour tour. Travel to the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.75
Private Tour Petra and Shobak Castle from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour Petra and Shobak Castle from Amman

Enjoy a day trip to Petra and Shobak Castle from Amman. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra is Jordan’s top attraction, famous for its 2,000 years old ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.00
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman, Amman, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman

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No visit to Jordan is complete without a visit to the rose-red city of Petra, one of the wonders of the world. Carved from the pink-hued stone more than 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.75
Private Full-Day Wadi Rum and Petra Tour from Aqaba, Aqaba, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Wadi Rum and Petra Tour from Aqaba

Book your place in this adventure to visit Jordan’s natural and man-made wonders. Start by visiting the truly beautiful Wadi Rum also known as the Valley of ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $293.75
Petra Day Trip from Amman, Amman, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Petra Day Trip from Amman

Discover Petra’s rock-carved ruins, 'Indiana Jones' filming sites and rich Nabataean history on a day trip from Amman! After traveling south to the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.75
Petra and Little Petra Day Full-Day Private Tour from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Petra and Little Petra Day Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

On this exciting tour see the city of Petra, capital of the Nabataea Arabs. Also see Little Petra. These are undoubtedly Jordan's most valuable treasure and ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.50

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