Petra. Jordan. View of the monumental Royal tombs which are carved into the East Cliff or El-Khubtha mountain of Petra. The tombs from left to right are: the Palace tomb, Corinthian tomb, Silk tomb and the Urn tomb. They were built as burial places for Petra kings and Queens as well as for wealthy citizens. The vast rock carved city of Petra is the ancient home of the Kingdom of Nabataeans who settled here there more than two thousand years ago. It is a UNSECO world heritage listed site.