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  • adj. Relating to the Nabatean people or its language.
  • n. an ancient name for one of a people around modern Jordan.
  • n. the language of those people


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  • At the end of the winding path, I caught sight of the spectacular Treasury, carved out of the pink rock by Nabatean Arabs two millennia ago.

    Yvonne Yorke: PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

  • Bugelli, who also visited Jordan's most well-known heritage site, the 2,000-year-old Nabatean city of Petra, added: "It is a unique and irreplaceable landmark that belongs to all of us, to all humanity, and we must try to preserve and protect it for as long as we can."

    Ruth Eglash: Middle Eastern Students Learn That History Can Unite

  • In A.D. 177, King Abgar of Osrhoene, a kingdom of Nabatean tribes from the northern Arabian Peninsula, made the city his capital, first under the protection of the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia.

    Turkish Delights

  • Second Lady Jill Biden and her husband Vice President Joe Biden visited the Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan today, which looks like rough terrain.

    Jill Biden Sports Sneakers With Dress In South Jordan: Style Hit Or Miss? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • And it is surrounded by archaeological sites dating back 10,000 years – Nabatean ruins, Roman copper mines, Byzantine churches, neolithic villages.

    Jordan's green crusade

  • She persuaded her father to ally himself with the Nabatean king against Herod (Ant. 15: 166 – 168).

    Hasmonean Women.

  • His marriage to Cyprus, the daughter of a Nabatean aristocrat, is proof of this.

    Herodian Women.

  • Antipas had previously been married to a Nabatean princess, daughter of the Nabatean king Aretas.

    Herodian Women.

  • The village was predominantly Nabatean in population makeup, but a sizeable Jewish community was formed there between the two revolts against Rome (73 – 132 C.E.).


  • The cistern network is modeled after the Nabatean systems of runoff agriculture, which used very low channels and surface modification to collect water from great catchment areas.

    Archive 2009-07-01


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