Nabataea


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Nab·a·tae·a

 (năb′ə-tē′ə)
An ancient kingdom of southwest Asia in present-day Jordan, flourishing from the fourth century bc to ad 106, when it was conquered by Rome. Petra was its capital.
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It bears a royal signature (a double cartouche) of King Ramesses III.Several additional Aramaic, Thamudic and Nabataea inscriptions, as well as ancient illustrations of cattle, ostriches and snakes were discovered.
Meanwhile, Antipas--Herod's son via another wife known as Malthace the Samaritan--had been in a long-standing marriage with the daughter of Aretas IV, king of Nabataea. This politically charged alliance, possibly arranged by Augustus himself, (17) was crucial for the cultural development of the kingdom.
But there is no dated Nabataean Aramaic inscription after the Roman annexation of Nabataea in A.D.