Petra Rediscovered: Lost City of the Nabataeans Glenn E. Markoe

ISBN: 9780810945371

Published: November 4th 2003

Hardcover

288 pages


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Petra Rediscovered: Lost City of the Nabataeans  by  Glenn E. Markoe

Petra Rediscovered: Lost City of the Nabataeans by Glenn E. Markoe
November 4th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780810945371 | 3.35 Mb

For more than four centuries the ancient kingdom of Petra, with its magnificent temples and rock-cut tombs, flourished at the intersection of two major trade routes running from Syria to the Red Sea and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean. TheMoreFor more than four centuries the ancient kingdom of Petra, with its magnificent temples and rock-cut tombs, flourished at the intersection of two major trade routes running from Syria to the Red Sea and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.

The Romans absorbed Petra into their empire in 106 A.D., and in 363 A.D. an earthquake left the city in ruins, forgotten in the West until European explorers rediscovered it in the 19th century. Today--largely as a result of the astonishing finds from ongoing archaeological excavations--this beautiful site has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Middle East. Petra Rediscovered brings us the discoveries from those excavations, in a spectacular volume that accompanies a major traveling exhibition on the history and art of this evocative ancient city.

Vibrantly illustrated with on-site photography--most newly shot for this book--Petra Rediscovered presents the latest archaeological revelations and scholarly research on the city and the Nabataean people. Essays in lively prose by archaeologists who have worked at Petra and researched the art, objects, and inscriptions found there will fascinate history and archaeology buffs, art lovers, and travelers, who will be newly inspired to visit this spectacular site.



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