desert

Desert Life:

For thousands of years, the people of the Middle East have been moving from nomadic lifestyle to settled lifestyle. Cities offer better protection and are centers for learning and exchanging ideas. …

The Wall:

Sometime back in history, someone living in this same area as the Nabataean Inner Kingdom decided to do something about the desert raids. Their solution was brilliant. Forts were constructed on …

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 …

Wadi Rum:

A Nabataean settlement was discovered in Wadi Rum by G. Horsfield and excavated by himself in the early 1930s. Later in May 1959 D. Kirkbride conducted another excavation. In 1962 the Department of …

East of Petra Trade Route:

In his translation of the Xiyu juan, or “Chapter on the Western Regions” from the Hou Han shu, John Hill proposes in his notes (nos. 12.21 and 12.24) that a trade route used to exist …

Sahara Desert's Changing Climate:

Evidence has shown that the Sahara desert was at one time a fertile plain. Between 7000 and 2000 BC the plains were fertile and rich with wild life. The lakes reached their maximum extent around 3,500 …

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 …

Wadi Rum: Valley 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 …

The Northern Desert Trek:

Crossing the trackless desert can be a life-threatening experience, if you do not know any sources of water. The ancient Nabataeans created routes through the desert by creating their own watering …

Flora & Fauna of Nabataea:

This web age will cover the Flora and Fauna found in the deserts of southern Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia (Nabataea). The Wild Plants of Jordan, their Medical, Perfume and preventative Qualities, …

Qusayr Amra:

Mosque Name: Qusayr Amra and Bath-house Country: Jordan City: Desert Castle Year of construction (AH): 126 AH Year of construction (AD): 743 AD Bath House: GPS: 31°48’6.89"N …

Qasr al-Kharanah:

Mosque Name: Qasr al-Kharanah Country: Jordan City: Desert Castle Year of construction (AH): 92 AH Year of construction (AD): 710 AD GPS: 31°43’44?N 36°27’46.06"E Original Qibla: …