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


The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.

New Games Available for Download

Now you can support, and play games at the same time. We have now made two games avilable for download and printing on your color printer. One of these games, (Caravans) is a complete board game. Strategos is a card game that two can enjoy. Made available by the Game Division at CanBooks! Check them out in the Store. In order to buy the games, you will need Paypal and $5.00


American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is doing up a web page for kids to interest them in archeology. One of the sites they will feature is the ancient city of Petra. is pleased to be able to cooperate with them in loaning them pictures and information. Please visit their site at: Can you discover which pictures came from The Museum's address is: American Museum of Natural History, National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, Ph: 212.496.3627, Fx: 212.496.4231


Nabataea.Net now available on CD

Are you having a hard time downloading all of onto your computer. Why not buy the whole thing on CD? The CD comes with the complete site (minus the discussion board). The CD contains more than 200 web pages, and over 700 pictures and maps! Available from Jeff's Bookshop in Petra, or from other stores handling CanBooks products. Or visit our shop.


Wadi Sabara Hike

Several of our readers have expressed interest in joining us for our Wadi Sabara and Wadi Nmeir hike. It will happen sometime in March or April 2003. Please email us if you would like to participate.We may be throwing this together at the last minute, so let us know if you are interested, and we will email you the dates and times when we know them. We imagine that this hike will cover at least 10 miles of rugged scrambling, but the results are worth it. Wadi Sabarah is the industrial suburb of Petra, complete with mining residue, caves, and an amphitheater.


New Pages and Updates

As of March 2003, Nabataea.Net has updated many different pages. A lot of work has been done on the Nabataean Travel section, as well as updates and new pages added to the Petra menu and the Negev menu. We have extensively updated our China and India section, as well as adding a whole new set of pages focusing on the ancient sea trading route that linked Rome with China, and the civilizations that sprang up along this route.Additionally, we have worked hard on the pages: Petra: City of Board Games, and also Ancient Board Games and the Nabataeans. We hope you enjoy these updates.


Al Beidha (Little Petra) Page Updated

On Sunday, November 24, 2002 we visited Little Petra and filled our camera with pictures. They are posted on Nabataea. Check out this amazing Nabataean site, hidden away inside a mountain! Click here to go there right away.


New Index Page

Tired of stumbling around Nabataea.Net looking for something you read a long time ago? Want a quick way to browse through titles and descriptions of the various papers and pages published on Nabataea.New? Then use our new Index! This page should not only contain up-to-date links to all the information pages on, it will also alert you to the new pages that are in the process of going up. Check it out by clicking here.


Discussion Board

Nabataea.Net is pleased to announce the opening of the Discussion Board. Links to this area can be found from the main menu and index page. The discussion board is open to all interested people, and we invite you to leave your comments, ask questions, or simply read what is currently being discussed. I'm sure you will find some of the topics interesting. Two brand new topics that began as soon as the board went up are: Nabataeans and China, as well as Petra: City of Board Games. If you want to jump right to it, click here.


Second Conference on Nabataean Studies

The "Second Conference on Nabataean Studies" will be held in Wadi Musa, Jordan, Oct. 29-31, 2002 bringing together 60 experts from around the globe to Petra to present over 50 working papers on the ancient civilization. Participants from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, UK, USA and Korea will take part in the meeting, the second of its kind. "The First Conference on Nabataean Studies" was held in 1999. This year the subject of the working papers will range from social norms to monetary systems, from art to politics. After the conference the Al Hussein Bin Talal University is planning to publish a book based on the papers reviewed at the conference. This "Second Conference on Nabataean Studies" is part of the activities of "Amman Cultural Capital 2002" and is organized by the Arab Forum for Cultural Interaction "Bait Al Anbat" and the Petra Regional Authority. It will be patronized by Her Majesty Queen Rania. A report on this conference is published on the Discussion Board.

Walk the Wall

In the fall of 2002, a group from Nabataea is planning on walking parts of the Arabian wall in southern Jordan. If you would like to join this group please let us know. Those participating will need culturally acceptable clothing, canteens, and 40 JD for meals and one night's accommodation. This is negotiable, especially if you help provide transportation, a GPS, etc. Interested parties will need to arrange their own transportation to Ma'an and back. More information will be available closer to the time. (Probably late September or sometime in October)


Amman Cultural Center

Special thanks to all the readers who came out to support Dan Gibson when he presented a talk and Power Point presentation titled: "The Nabataeans and Christianity" at the King Hussein Cultural Center in downtown Amman Jordan, September 27th, 2002. The meeting was well attended and many expressed their appreciation and interest. A review was published the next day in Al Dustor newspaper.


New Banners Available

Now you can link your website with Simply copy the banner below, and paste it onto your website. Set the banner's link to and it's all done. Let us know if you would like us to start a banner page, and carry your banner in exchange.

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