Aaron's Tomb

The Ancient City

Crowning the top of Jebel Haroun, this tomb encased in a 14th-century, whitewashed shrine is thought to be the last resting place of Aaron, Moses' brother. It is visible from afar, catching the first and last of the day's light above the Petra hilltops.

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