Arabia

Roman Arabia: Introduction:

Even though the land of Nabataean lay at the farthest end of the Roman Empire, it’s hills and plains contain diverse evidence left behind by this great civilization.

Q&A #02 What About Medina?:

Click below to watch video If Petra was the original Holy City of Islam, then what about the city of Medina? Was it also in a different Place? Dan Gibson traces out the history of Medina and the …

Nabataean Cities in the Negev:

The Bedouin tribes in the Negev and the Sinai all trace their origins back to the Arabian Peninsula, somewhere between the 14th and 17th centuries. According to Bedouin traditions and historical …

Ancient China on Rome:

The ruler of Da Qin is not permanent. When disasters result from unusual phenomena, they unceremoniously replace him, installing a virtuous man as king, and release the old king, who does not dare …

Q&A #04 Where was Ta'if:

Click below to watch the video Do descriptions of ancient Ta’if fit the current Ta’if in Saudi? Where was the city wall? Where was the temple of Allat? Dan Gibson suggests a location in …

"Arabia" in Ancient History:

A discussion of the term ‘Arabia” and what it might have meant to Greek and Roman historians Throughout history, the Arabian Peninsula has been traditionally called ‘Arabia.’ …

Other Cities and Sites:

(245 articles) This is the master list of historical sites which are covered on this website. (Not including Petra and Meda’in Saleh which have their own sections.) Each of the places listed here are found …

Q&A #06 Abraha and the Elephant:

Click below to watch the video: The Prophet Muhammad was born in the Year of the Elephant. Is this ancient story myth or could it have happened? What do the earliest records tell us? Was Abraha a …

Archaeology and Islam #08 - Historical Muhammad:

Click below to watch the video Was Muhammad a real historical figure? Dan Gibson explains why he thinks Muhammad was a real person. Transcript Video #8 This is a general transcript of a Dan …

Southern Arabia:

Traditionally the Nabataeans have been known for their role in the incense trade. Frankincense and myrrh, the main components of the incense trade, were obtained from trees located in the southern …

The Qibla Story # 1 Introducton:

Part 1/7 What is a Qibla? Where did the first mosques of Islam face? Transcript Hello. I’m Dan Gibson and this is the first video in a short series about the Qibla. I thought I would go …

Archaeology and Islam #11 - Hubal:

Click below to watch the video: Investigating the pre-Islamic gods of Hubal and Dushara. How could they both be the leading deities; one in Petra and the other for the Quraysh tribe? Transcript …

Spice Route Time Chart:

The Spice Route Time Chart Includes China, India, Arabia, Europe Best viewed on a wider screen. Date Europe Arabia India, Ceylon, Central Asia China and the Far East 3000 BC - 0 BC …

Q&A #14 Where was Paran?:

Click below to watch the video The ancient records tell us that the city of Mecca was located in the Paran wilderness.So where was Paran? Dan Gibson examines ancient manuscripts to set the record …

Trade on the Arabian Sea:

Trade on the Arabian Sea Arabian Sea Trade A great deal has been said on this website about the trade routes between Alexandria and India/Sri Lanka. It is interesting to note, that the only two …

Archaeology and Islam #17 - The Prophet Moses:

Click below to view the video This video investigates the prophet Moses and the people of ‘Ad as found in the Qur’an and the Bible. What do the historical records tell us? Transcript …

Travel the Incense Route from Ubar to Gaza:

Incense was located in Yemen in what is known as the Hadramout area, and also in Oman along the shores south of Ubar. To get the incense, Nabataean merchants traveled to Yemen and Oman, and then …

Was Muḥammad a real historical figure?:

Video #8 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Was Muhammad a Historical figure video Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and …

Hubal:

Video #11 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. [Hubal Video](https://nabataea.net/cinema/archeologyislam/archeology-and-islam-14-hubal/) Hello, and …

The Prophet Moses:

Video #17 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video in the series: Archeology and Islam. Prophet Moses Video Hello, I am Dan Gibson and welcome to another video in the series Archeology and …

What About Medina? Q&A02:

Video #30 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Q&A, Questions and Answers. Over the last six months I have received a number of …

Where was Ta'if?:

Q&A Video #32 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. Recently, Salman wrote to us: How do you explain Prophet …

Who was Abraha?:

Video #34 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer video. This week’s question comes from Ahmed, who asks about the story of …

Where was Paran?:

The ancient records tell us that the city of Mecca was located in the Paran wilderness.So where was Paran? Dan Gibson examines ancient manuscripts to set the record straight. Hello, I am Dan Gibson …

Yammama Mosque:

Mosque Name: Yammama Mosque Country: Saudi Arabia City: Yamama/Al-Kharaj Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): 8th century GPS: 24°11’31.79"N 47°21’7.27"E …

Adumatu:

In Assyrian records dating from 845 BC, Adumatu (modern Dumat Al-Jandal) is mentioned as the capital of the Arab kingdoms. According to the text, Sennacherib captured Adumatu in 688 BC, and arrested …