© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Urn on top of the tholos

The almost 3.5 meters high urn is marked by lots of bullet holes. In the past, local Bedouins believed that it contained a hidden treasure of the pharaoh, and shot with their guns at the urn trying to break it to release the gold and gemstones. The full name "Khaznet Fir'aun" means Treasury of the Pharaoh.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

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