Hidden City of the Nabataeans
Lost city of the Nabataeans, the rock-cut city of Petra has been rightfully celebrated as a Wonder of the World, at least since that Indiana Jones movie. But the story is well worth telling.
We talk about the Nabataeans, their caravans, and their run-ins with the Greeks, Romans and Judeans. We'll meet Pompey the Pompous. And we'll eat Bedouin classics from underground pit ovens and moutabel, a roasted eggplant spread that will make your taste buds sing.
Stephanie Craig from the History Fangirl podcast shares her experiences traveling in Jordan. For such a small country, there's so much there. You will have chosen wisely to download this episode. Enjoy!
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Lee, Jessica. Jordan
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Sebag Montefiore, Simon. Jerusalem: the Biography
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Photo by wikipedia user Jorge Láscar