Petra Today
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Petra Today by Noah W. Hutchings

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Published by Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd. .
Written in English


  • Middle East - General,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsSouthwest Radio Church (Photographer), Jim Yancey (Photographer)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12235229M
ISBN 101575580225
ISBN 109781575580227

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Our knowledge of Petra changes every day. With less than one-twentieth of the ancient city unearthed, new wonders constantly emerge at the hands of Jordanian, French, Swiss, and American archaeologists. Excavators found an immense pool complex near the Great Temple in ; in , a Nabataean. Petra (Arabic: ٱلْبَتْرَاء ‎, romanized: Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα, "Stone"), originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern lies around Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin surrounded by mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of ption: (9th Session). Taylor's book is a fine introduction to Petra and the Nabataeans. It is full of reliable information, and written so clearly that it will appeal to just about everyone. The photographs, taken by the author herself, are breathtaking. The book is organized chronologically, with separate chapters on Petra, religion, language, and the Babatha by: This book is set in Petra of AD. The city was magnificent, an important trading center back then ruled by the Nabatean kings. At the same time, the Roman empire was expanding to its greatest territorial extent under Emperor Trajan/5.

Teman (Hebrew: תימן ‎), was the name of an Edomite clan and of its eponym, according to the Bible and an ancient biblical town of Arabia term is also traditionally used in Biblical Hebrew as the synonym of the direction South and was applied to being used as the Hebrew name of Yemen (whose Arabic name is "Yaman") due to its location in the Southern end of the Arabian.   It's Back! NPR Unveils Book Concierge The NPR Book Concierge is here! It features more than recommendations from NPR staffers and trusted critics. 3 . (Petra) is an egg of the world, in a world of possibilities." When Petra is tossed out of the nest and lands in a pond, she becomes "an amazing island." This adorable book will encourage children's imaginations to Petra is a rock who imagines what she is based on her circumstances.4/5. Petra Thai Massage and Spa: The Best, Authentic Thai Massage Therapy Get the best authentic Thai Massage in The Heights, our Houston location and feel relaxed and renewed today Book Now.

  Petra, ancient city, center of an Arab kingdom in Hellenistic and Roman times, the ruins of which are in southwest Jordan. The city was built on a terrace, pierced from east to west by the Wadi Musa (the Valley of Moses)—one of the places where, according to tradition, Moses struck a rock and water gushed forth. The story of the city of Petra is veiled in mystery. It starts with a group of Arabian nomads called the Nabataeans, who led fruitful lives as desert traders. Scant clues exist to reveal exactly where these migrants originated, but it is clear that they had acquired control of the ancient incense. In , the Petra Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and in it was named one of the new seven wonders of the world. Fact and Fiction. Several scenes from the.   Both Petra and Sela mean “rock,” an appropriate name, since much of the city is carved into sandstone cliffs. Petra is located about fifty miles south of the Dead Sea and miles southwest of modern Amman, Jordan. Petra’s main access is via a narrow crevice called the Siq, which winds for about a mile through mountainous terrain.