January 22, 2011

Nabataeans cut rock architecture.


This place is widely known for it's  best architectural work of  Nabataeans.. .Nabateans  were ancient Arabs who settled around Jordan, Canaan and Northern part of Arabia. Petra was the  capital city  of  Nabateans. Petra  lies between  the Red sea and the dead sea and is situated on the slope of mount Hor. One of Jordanians most visited archaeological  and historical city of ancient times.

Petra is included in the list of  UNESCO world heritage sites.Petra is a Greek word means rock and this

ancient city is known for its rock cut architect and water drainage system.. excavations demonstrates that this

city witnessed floods and to contain that flood water Nabateans build dams, conduits ,cisterns. They were used to  worship  gods and goddesses along with their kings. Obudas1   had been adored after his death. Petra's monastery was built in  dedication to their king obudas1. Moreover Al Uzza, Al lat and Manat  were worshiped in Pre- Islamic time. Many craved sculpture depicts  these gods and goddesses  in Petra. ArabHor also known as mount Aron or Jabl ul Auron  is a place where HazratHarun(P.B.U.H) is buried. traditions also reveals that Mount


AL-HIJR  (Mada'in salih)

This  archaeological site locates  in Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as Hijr or Hegra, a well conserved site that include 111 to  131 (figures are different ) monumental tombs and water wells.This is the second  largest settlement of  Nabatean Kingdom after the Petra.The holy Quran identifies it as the settlement of tribe Thamud. Inscriptions and other evidences shows that this site might have been used as a  military base of  Nabateans.
 Jabl ul ithlib, which is located on North east of the site,  is believed to   have been dedicated to deity Dushara.
Mada'in saleh  is located on the foot Hill of a plateau  and  is about 500 kilometers away from  south east of Petra.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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