In those times when the people wanted to enter the city they had to lie to the locals, stating that they wanted to go to Mt Hor to worship Aaron. The so called Mt Hor (not according to the bible) is the highest peak over there and in order to reach there one had to pass through Petra. The journey to Mt Hor is tiresome and long and includes hours of travel by foot and also go through Petra, the city which is totally hidden. When you look from above the narrow entrance looks just like a crack and one would assume that perhaps there is nothing there but caves but upon entering the city is very high and feels like its amongst the stars.

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