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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

East Road Petra before Sunrise

Aaron's tomb on top of peak to the right

Tombs cut in the rock east of Petra

Crusader Fort, Bridge in center left over canyon

The high road to the east of Petra goes to Little Petra and has great views into the Petra Valley and the mountains beyond. The view from our hotel, high up the ridge to the east, has the same view of the mountains with the town in the foreground. The highest peak is a pilgrimage site as it is reported to be the tomb of Aaron the brother of Moses. it is said to be a six hour climb and as a young man Mohammed is said to have climbed to the site on a trip from Damascus to Egypt.

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