The Nabataeans Through Their Inscriptions

The Nabateans Through Their Inscriptions

Inscriptions are an important documentation on Nabataean heritage and one of the most important sources of history and culture. Dated inscriptions are the basis of the study on the development of Nabataean writing and on the derivation of Arabic writing.
More than six thousand inscriptions on stone, some papyri and texts in ink on frescoes were found spread in Nabataean sites including Petra, Bostra and Hegra along with sites outside their kingdom. The study of these inscriptions reveals the composition of the Nabatean society, law, economy, religion, habits, traditions, linguistic features of their language and foreign relations with the people where they settled.
Discover Nabataeans through their inscriptions that continued to exist even after the occupation of their kingdom by the Roman army in the year 106AD during the reign of the Emperor Trajan.

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