Aaron’s Tomb

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Aaron’s Tomb

It is believed that Moses’ brother Aaron died and was buried in the Petra area and a white-domed mosque, built in the 14th century, commemorates this.

It stands atop Aaron’s Mountain (Jabal Harun), which is the highest peak in the area at 1350 meters above sea level.

It has long been a place of pilgrimage for the locals, and is worth a trip if you have an extra day in Petra. Good physical fitness is required for the long hike there and back.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017