University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Leigh-Ann Bedal

Paradise Found

Petra's Urban Oasis

By: Leigh-Ann Bedal

The ruins of the ancient city of Petra Crock” in Greek) lie in the mountains that form the eastern border of the Wadi ‘Arabia, marking the boundary between Palestine and Transjordan (Fig. Ib). For three centuries (ca. 168 BCE-106 CE), Petra was the capital of the Nabataean kingĀ­dom that prospered from its location at the […]