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also Nab·a·te·an  (năb′ə-tē′ən)
1. A subject of the kingdom of Nabataea.
2. The Aramaic dialect of the Nabataeans.


(ˌnæbəˈtiːən) or


1. (Peoples) a member of an Arab trading people who flourished southeast of Palestine, around Petra, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
2. (Languages) the extinct form of Aramaic spoken by this people
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Discussing the uniqueness of tourist and historical sites in Jordan, the King said older visitors may be more interested in sites like the ancient Nabataean city of Petra and the Greco-Roman ruins in Jerash, while the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ (Bethany beyond the Jordan) would be the destination of choice for visitors with religious inclinations.
Diverging from the two-dimensional and schematic official Arab tradition, they could be influenced by the craftsmanship of the then neighbouring Nabataean and Parthian populations," CNRS said in a statement.
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine & the grape harvest was present in Nabataean religion in the form of Dushara.
The phase targets documenting inscriptions that are carved in archaeological sites using the Nabataean alphabet and Egyptian hieroglyphics.
25th, I finally made it to Petra, the now-abandoned city that thrived between 300 BC and 100 AD as a trading center and the capital of the Nabataean Empire.
He added that the founder had printed many Arabic and Islamic books at his own expense and sent them to many Arab and Islamic countries to spread knowledge and science, including the first Nabataean poetry divan named after Lusail city where he lived.
He also printed the first Nabataean poetry divan named after Lusail city where he lived.
It was abandoned in the 7th century AD, caused by earthquakes, loss of water supplies, decline of the Nabataean civilisation which built it.
ARAB NEWS In this photo taken on May 10, 2012, a foreign tourist listens to Saudi guide near a Nabataean tombs complex in the desert archaeological site of Madain Saleh, in Al Ula city, 1043 km northwest of the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
I was hosted by some Bedouins just next to the ancient Nabataean city.
The rich remains of the Nabataean cities of Al Ula and Mada'n Saleh, the furthest western outpost of the civilisation centred at Petra in Jordan are now open to the public.
Nahmanides also cites Maimonides (Guide for the Perplexed 3:29) who quotes the ancient gentile author of Nabataean Agriculture (4) who writes that Abraham, who was born in Cutha, argued against the accepted philosophy of his day which worshipped the sun, and the king imprisoned him, confiscated his possessions, and eventually chased him away.