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


The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.



For many centuries, the oasis of Ma'an as been a focal point for bedouin tribes east of Nabateea. Located about 50 kilometers directly east of ancient Petra, this ancient oasis has many date palms, ancient homes and caves. The modern city of Ma'an, now around 30,000 population is built north and west of the ancient oasis. The pictures below were taken in the old oasis. The large building in the lower photographs is an old Turkish fort/prision that has been restored and is open to the public. There are evidences of Nabataean and Roman settlements here. It is also believed that Ma'an was located on an east/west trade route. See A New Proposed Trade Route


Left: Turkish fort and prision now restored.


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