© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Façade of the Treasury

The six colums of the portico end in floral capitals. In the center of the main pediment (the triangular element above them) there is a sculpted head, unfortunately heavily destroyed.

The upper part of the façade is divided in three structures. In the center is a tholos (round temple) with columns, and three figures. The central figure on the front side has been identified as an assimilation of the Egyptian goddess Isis, and Tyche, the Greek goddess of fortune and prosperity. The figures on both sides are Amazons.

On the corners of the broken (open) pediment are eagles, symbols of the Nabatean main male deity, Dushara.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

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