Palace Tomb, Petra
This carved monument has the look of a palace, that's why it has been called palace tomb. The central door looks like hanging as the columns were eroded.
It is composed of three levels and though all the structure has been partially destroyed it still looks magnificent.
The last of the Royal Tombs is the biggest. The Palace Tomb is particularly wide and like the Corinthian Tomb it is not in excellent condition, much of the carving is worn or broken away in places. There is a large stage in front of the tomb and it has been suggested that it served as a venue for royal funerals.
The biggest of all the tombs. A real monument. It has three sections. First two are excavated from the rock, and the third one, on the top, was built with stones. Due to erosion and earthquakes, most of the third level has now disappeared, but you can still see part of it.It has four fronts with chambers in the first level and many columns in the second, creating one of the most spectacular monuments in Petra.
The Palace Tomb is very wide, and has three distinct stories in it's facade. Supposedly, it is similar to the Roman palace design of the Golden House of Nero. In front of the tomb is a large stage and in front of this a large courtyard.
By the side to the Corinthian Tomb there is the Palace Tomb. It's an imitation of a Roman Palace and it's the only tomb of Petra in which the facade was end with paves because the mountains behind the tomb wasn't enough wide to cave it. This is one of the biggest monument of the Pink Town.
The Palace tomb is unusually wide in proportion to the height of the tomb. The tomb as four portals and a platform in front of it that could have been a stage where they held state funerals. Possibly for this reason there is also a courtyard in front of the tomb and stage.
With five horizontal divisions and 46meters high, this is the biggest façade of Petra but it is not in a very good state