ancient

Nabataeans in India:

The Indian Sub-continent was the natural meeting place for Arab, Indian and Chinese maritime merchants. The Malabar Coast on the west of India and the Chola Coast on the east witnessed a great …

Kingdoms of South India:

The Kingdoms of South India The Mauryan Dynasty [322 BC - 185 BC] The Mauryan empire was established under the leadership of Chandragupta Maurya (322 BC - 296 BC). Our knowledge of this period is …

Bosra, Syria:

Bostra was the northern capital of the Nabataeans, located in southern Syria at the northern end of the Via Nova Traiana roadway. When the Romans annexed the Nabataean Empire, Bostra became the …

Ancient Economies - Shopkeepers and the Bazaar Economy - Emmanuel Mayer:

Emmanuel Mayer of the University of Chicago Dept. of Classics lectures on Shopkeepers and the Bazaar Economy as a part of the docent training miniseries.

Water Collection:

The Nabataeans greatest accomplishment was probably their system of water management. They developed a system to collect rainwater using water channels, pipes, and underground cisterns. Added to this, …

Gaza (Jenysos) (Roman Teda):

Gaza is one of the older cities in the world. The city is strategically situated between two continents, Asia and Africa. This geographical location made the city acquire a strategic and extraordinary …

PETRA: City of Board Games:

At the Second Annual Conference for Nabataean Studies, Dr. Bilal Khrisat of the Hashemite University, presented a paper that introduced the conference to the various board games that are found in …

Um Jemal:

The city of Um al Jemal covers several acres, and is filled with tumbled down buildings. All of the buildings are made from dark rock native to the location, so that from a distance Um al Jemal …