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Trip to Jordan - Google Translation

Petra - Lion Fountain

Petra - lion fountainAlso part of this water system was the Lion Fountain, carved into a rock-face further up the path to the High Place of Sacrifice. The head is now missing, but water once poured through the lion's gaping mouth into a basin below – a welcome respite for pilgrims on their way to the High Place. Lest religion should be forgotten in the joy of refreshment, a handy wayside altar is cut into the rock nearby.