Nabataea.net owes it's origins
to A. Henry Gibson, an English electrical engineer with an interest
in Middle Eastern History. Henry was born in 1868 in the U.K.
and graduated as one of the first qualified electrical electrical
engineers in the U.K. One of his first jobs was wiring electric
lights into Buckingham Castle. Soon after, Henry took his wife
and boy and moved to South Africa, where he worked in the mining
industry. After patenting several inventions, he moved to Philadelphia
where he worked for a drilling company, inventing new drilling
machines. He later moved to Alberta and went farming, in order
to help his sons avoid going to war in Europe.
During all this time Henry
maintained an interest in Middle Eastern History and also in
various Bible topics. He used his money to purchase books and
journals that became the beginning of the Nabataea.net library.
His research materials passed
on to his son, David