From the hill we made our way down to another impressive amphitheatre and then headed to Mt. Nebo. Mt. Nebo is said to be where the Lord showed Prophet Moses the promised land and then where Moses passed away. The bible says he was buried in a valley in Moab but to this day nobody knows the exact burial-place. From Mt. Nebo Moses looked out to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem but on our day there we could barely see one kilometre in front of us due to dust in the air.
That night we carried on from Mt. Nebo and got our first taste of the Rose City of Petra and walked down a lantern lit trail to the treasury, the most famous and most photographed section of Petra. The Treasury was made more famous by Indiana Jones and has been a must see for many adventurous souls and I can say it definitely didn’t disappoint. The columns and details can still be seen and have withstood the test of time being tucked away from the elements in the narrow canyon.
Finding a spot to sit among the crowd and the hundreds of lanterns lighting the beautiful carving, we sat back and enjoyed some traditional singing and music. It was an incredible experience and only made us eager for the next morning when we would set off hiking through the tombs, temples and monastery of this rocky landscape.