Petra’s High Place of Sacrifice
The High Place of Sacrifice is built on top of the Jebel Madbah, and takes about 45 minutes to reach from the Theatre in Petra. The views from the top are superb. The obelisks are 6m high, and are actually carved out of a rick face. The site is dedicated to the Nabataean gods of Dushara and Al ‘Uzza and it is here that they sacrificed animals. There are even drains to channel the blood of the animals where it was collected and drunk at the alter, which were also cut out of the sandstone. The walk is steep, and not advised for those with any element of vertigo. We suggest combining a visit to the High Place of Sacrifice with a walk through Wadi Farasa and other elements of Hidden Petra.