Original Language: Italian
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No less impressive were the other achievements of the Nabateans, and in this lavishly illustrated book, Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo and Eugenia Equini Schneider provide an accessible overview of their history and culture, including their language, religion, politics, economy, and a detailed guide to the city of Petra and its art and architecture. A major stop on the spice trade route, Petra attracted wealth and culture from across the Arabic and classical worlds and was abundantly furnished with architectural wonders-including advanced feats of hydraulic engineering such as dams and water conservation systems.
For anyone who has felt the lure and wonder of ancient cities and civilizations, Petra will be a delightful and invaluable resource.