Petra Rediscovered: Lost City of the Nabataeans

Petra Rediscovered: Lost City of the Nabataeans

by Glenn Markoe

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810945371
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 10.37(w) x 12.37(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Preface11
Introduction13
1.The Nabataeans
1.The Nabataeans in Historical Context19
2.The Origins and Emergence of the Nabataeans27
3.Languages, Scripts, and the Uses of Writing among the Nabataeans37
4.The Nabataean Gods and Their Sanctuaries57
5.Nabatean Trade65
6.Nabataean Pottery75
7.Dharih and Tannur: Sanctuaries of Cental Nabataea83
8.The Negev and the Nabataeans101
9.Nabataeans on the Dead Sea Littoral106
10.The Nabataeans at Bosra and in Southern Syria109
II.Petra
11.Petra: The First-Comers112
12.The Real and the Ideal: Petra in the Minds and Eyes of Nineteenth-Century British and American Artist-Travelers117
13.The Rock-Cut Architecture of Petra133
14.The Petra Survey Project145
15.Carvings in the Desert: The Sculpture of Petra and Khirbet et-Tannur165
16.The Khazneh193
17.The Qasr al-Bint of Petra199
18.The Great Temple214
19.The Temple of the Winged Lions223
20.Petra-From Tent to Mansion: Living on the Terraces of Ez-Zantur230
21.The Byzantine Church at Petra239
22.Petra in the Sixth Century: The Evidence of the Carbonized Papyri250
Endnotes200
Bibliography200
Glossary of Architectural Terms200
Index200
Illustration Credits200
Maps18

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