Petra, Capital City of the Nabateans  

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

 

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PETRA
 
Arriving at Petra
 
The Walk Into Petra
 
The Siq
 
The Small Siq
 
Treasury
 
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
 
Churches
 
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.

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