Too many pictures of Petra to share today, so I’ll continue with the stairs theme. Coming down from the Place of High Sacrifice, the stairs are rather steep, without railings even though there is a steep drop on one side. I love them. This picture gives you a small sense of what you will experience there.
We learned today that in some cases there are very good reasons for not bothering with railings and other safety features. You often see stairs cut into the side of the hill, appearing to go nowhere in particular. These looked very strange, until we were told they were provided for the Gods to come down and take the spirits up to Heaven. Here is a good example.