PETRA
Jordan

 

Hidden City of the Nabataeans

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
 

Augé, Christian. Petra: Lost City of the Ancient World

Lee, Jessica. Jordan

Lonely Planet Guide to Jordan

Matyszak, Phillip.  Chronicle of the Roman Republic: the Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

 

Plutarch. Lives

Sebag Montefiore, Simon.  Jerusalem: the Biography

 

Steel, C.E.W.  The End of the Roman Republic, 146 to 44 BC: Conquest and Crisis

Photo by wikipedia user Jorge Láscar

 

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