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Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam, who was called by God to be Moses' prophet, died in Jordan and was buried in Petra at Mount Hor, now called Jabal Harun in Arabic (Mount Aaron). A Byzantine church and later an Islamic shrine/Tomb of Aaron were built on the summit of the mountain, which today attracts pilgrims from all over the World. Aaron was the first High Priest of the Bible and is remembered for the beautiful blessing that God commanded him to give people: "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace" (Numbers 6:24-26).
- Roman-style theatre, which could seat 3,000 people. There are obelisks, temples,…
- The Petra Archaeological Park (PAP) covers a 264 dunum (264,000 square metres) area…
- A lonely reminder of former Crusader glory is Showbak Castle, less than an hour north of Petra.…