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High Place of Sacrifice, Petra. This may have been created by the Nabataeans, as the high quality of the stone work would indicate, or it may date back to their predecessors, the Edomites. The rock was leveled to form a shallow courtyard with benches on the north, east and south sides facing the altar platform, on which animal sacrifices were made. These sacrifices represented the renewal of the close relationship between man and his gods and blood was, of course, a symbol of life.

Myths, Symbols and Mysteries: Petra, Jordan - Is it an ancient Shiva Temple complex?

Petra Ma’an Governorate, Jordan

Petra (Ma’an Governorate, Jordan) - Geoff Moore/Rex Features

Tips for first-time visitors in this guide to Petra in Jordan – from when to go and how to get there, to what to wear and where to stay.

A first-timer's guide to visiting Petra, Jordan

Lugar conmemorativo hermano de Moisés en Jordania

Aaron's Tomb at Petra. The trek to Aaron's Tomb takes about 6 hours to complete, passing the Treasury, the street of facades, the Royal Tombs and many other sites in Petra, leaving you with a view of the city on one side and of Wadi Araba on another.


Petra, Jordan ::: al khazneh, or the treasury. Is this carved directly out of the surrounding stone landscape? - Or constructed in a more standard (although still very challenging) way?

Little Petra (Siq Al Barid), Jordan

Excursion to Petra Jordan from Sharm El Sheikh with All Tours Egypt