Nabataeans, ancient people of northwest Arabia. Their capital was at Petra, near the present-day town of Wadi Musa, Jordan. In the 1st century BC the Nabataean Kingdom included a large area east of Palestine from Damascus to the Red Sea. When Rome annexed it in AD106, it became the province of Arabia Petraea.
Photos of the Nabataean capital in Petra, Jordan
carved from the top down.
(Note the started tomb on the right.
Would have been the largest in this area.)
tombs were often similar
with an inscription
(warnings not to desecrate)
and often intricate designs over the entrance
secreted in a ravine
(like in Petra)
a famous one in a large standing rock
or inside a curve in the rock
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