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Nabataean culture lived on long after kingdom’s disappearance

31 Jan 2019

Source: Jordan Times

The evidence gathered from Petra, the Negev Desert and Dead Sea region proved the presence of Nabataean culture long after 2nd century AD and Roman annexation of the Nabataean Kingdom.

According to a Greek scholar, archaeological surveys, excavations and inscriptions found at these sites indicate that Semitic people with Nabataean characteristics existed in the area of southern Levant.

The evidence shows a continuation of “religious practices, funerary customs, language, inscriptions, art, architecture and apparel”, said Konstantinos Politis, the chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies.

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