Petra, Capital City of the Nabateans  

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Arriving at Petra
The Walk Into Petra
The Siq
The Small Siq
Street of Facades
Water Works
The Theater
The Royal Tombs
High Place
Colonnade Street
Great Temple
Temple of Al Uzza
Temple of Dushares
The Museum 
The Dier 
Al Habis
Um Al-Biera
Jebal Haroun
City of Board Games
Snake Monument
Sabara Suburb
City Walls/Map
Al Beidha
Al Beidha Village
Kubtha High Place
Wadi Nmeir 
Small Delights
The Bedul
Petra Today 
Petra Park

 PETRA: The Bedul

The Bedul are a small tribe of Bedouin who used to live in the caves in Petra. The Jordaian goverment built them a small village north of Petra proper with schools and modern utilities. Below are some pictures of the Bedul merchants you might meet while visiting Petra.

Dan Gibson with Beudl merchant
girl selling things
Left: Historian Dan Gibsonr with a Bedul merchant in the center of Petra. (2001)

 Woman with stand

young girl with rocks
Woman with her children

 Young girl selling things in Petra

 Bedul living in Petra in 1979

This family lived in a cave in Petra. This picture was taken in the 1970s.
Family living in Petra in 1980 This picture was taken in the early 1980's when the Bedul still lived in the caves in Petra. In the center of the picture a lady is making cheese/butter. Milk is placed in an animal skill and shaken. footer with menus