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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Yes, it was used as the entrance to the Grail Temple. Aside, can we please have some mention here of how old it is thought to be, and who is thought to have built it? --Bumper12. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:12, 25 June 2007
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I am fascinated by this ancient site. I wanted to know more about it, of course, so I came to Wikipedia. It isn't often that I'm disappointed here, but this is one of those times. This article needs some detail. Who built it? When? Why? Is there an interior? What was it used for? When was it discovered (or was it ever lost)? Has it been excavated? Have artifacts been found inside? How long did it take to carve? If there is an interior, was it carved, as well, or did builders take advantage of some kind of natural feature?
- Looking forward to some kind, knowledgeable soul stepping up. Kjdamrau 19:39, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Watched a great documentary on this today actually..was constructed by the Nabateans as their capital city around 0-100 b.c. Yes there is an interior and it was carved out of the cliff face also. However the Nabateans used an entirely different form of architecture. Instead of building it from the ground up, they first created steps to the top of the cliff face, and workers then began carving a ledge at the top. Once this ledge was created, they started carving the building from the top downwards, carving rectangular blocks out of the cliff face which were then used in other buildings in the city of Petra (which was the Nabatean's capital city). Its true use of this building is still unknown. Compared to the outside of the building, the inside is quite bland with big, seemingly empty rooms. However in 2003 it was excavated just under the the steps of where the steps are in the picture. Layers of sand over centuries has built up to have concealed a whole section of the Khazneh. There are burials there where the remains of family of the King who presided over the construction of the building lie. However the body of the king himself is thought to reside elsewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stef-nol90 (talk • contribs) 19:26, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Looks like a criminal got the wrong URL in the refs section... Check it out... It should be fixed. It's an outrage. - Wikia user Agent Connecticut —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:58, 30 October 2009 (UTC)