Petra and Aaron HaKohen
The Ancient City of Petra and the grave of Aaron HaKohen
We walk through a big canyon to the famous red stone ruins of Petra, a historic and archaeological city in Jordan that has rock cut architecture and an extensive water conduit system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction.
It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Wadi Araba, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and has been a World Heritage Site since 1985.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of “the 10 places you have to see before you die,” – and you are going to love it! And then…
Grave of Aharon HaKohen:
After we inspect the ruins of Petra we will hike about 20 minutes to a Bedouin encampment. One of the Bedouins will drive us in his pick-up to Hor HaHar, a steep mountain. We will climb that mountain for about 15 minutes to the plateau where there is another mountain, which we will climb to the apex where we find the Grave of Aaron HaKohen.
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