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The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens are closed until further notice.
The numerous rock-cut facades carved into the variegated sandstone cliffs that surround the Petra basin have helped to make the site a popular destination for tourists traveling to see the impressive archaeological sites of modern Jordan.
This rock-cut facade of a tomb or funerary temple (left) is known as el-Khaznat el-Faroun, "The PharoahÃÂs Treasury".