In the deserts of Jordan, a city lies hidden for centuries in a valley of rose-red stone. In this documentary, we look at one of the most peculiar stories of civilizational survival to come down to us from the ancient world, the story of the Nabataeans.
They were an Arab tribe that first appeared in the sixth century BC in the desert located to the east of Jordan. They came from the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula and settled in Petra, then expanded their territory to the Horan and Levant.
Their military units were absorbed into the Roman army. And as trade moved to other areas of the empire, they became steadily poorer until their city crumbled and was lost to history.
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