Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography
 

 

The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.

NABATAEANS IN THE NEGEV

 Elusa
This Nabataean city can only be reached with a four-wheel drive. It is covered in sand, but has a very impressive church, and a theater, as well as inscriptions.

 

Two thousand years ago the city of Elusa welcomed merchants and traders traveling along the Spice Route between India and the Arabian Peninsula and Europe. In later years pilgrims stopped at Elusa in the long journey from Sinai to Jerusalem. The biggest city between Petra and Gaza, Elusa was the capital of the Negev for five hundred years until the eighth century CE, when it was abandoned.

Map of the ancient Negev

 Bibliography

Gibson, Dan, The Nabataeans, Builders of Petra, CanBooks, Saskatchewan, Canada 2002

Gibson, Dan, The Nabataean Collection, CanBooks, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2003

Glueck, Nelson, Rivers in the Desert, A history of the Negev, The Norton Library, W. W. Norton & Company Inc, New York, 1959, 1968

Levy, Udi, The Lost Civilization of Petra, Bath Press Color Books, Glasgow, 1999

 Mampsis

 Nessana

  Ruheiba

 Avdat

 Elusa

 Gaza

 Soboto
Petra (A complete section in itself) Bostra
Nabataens in the Negev Wadi Rumm
Mampsis Aila
Mampsis Photos Humeima
Nessana Meda'in Saleh
Ruheiba Meda'in Saleh: Tombs: Exteriors and Interiors
Avdat Meda'in Saleh: Tomb Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc
Elusa Meda'in Saleh: Niches, Altars and God Blocks
Gaza Ma'an
Shivta Leuce Come
The Wall Where was Leuce Come? by Bob Lebling
Negev Wall A Possible Solution for Leuce-Come By Dan Gibson
Sela South Forts
  More South Forts
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