The Nabataeans of Ancient Arabia

  A group of tombs at Mada’in Saleh in present-day Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Nehmé.) The Nabataeans of ancient Arabia were the middlemen in the long distance trade between the ancient Mediterranean and South Arabia.  By James Wiener / 09.20.2016 Communications Director Ancient History Encyclopedia Known the world over for their hauntingly beautiful cities of Petra and Mada’in[…]

The History of Pre-Islamic Arabia

Temple of Bel complex in the background and the agora on left center in Palmyra, Syria / Photo by Bernard Gagnon, Wikimedia Commons Nomadic Bedouin tribes dominated the Arabian Peninsula since around 3000 BCE. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief The Nomadic Tribes of Arabia The nomadic pastoralist Bedouin tribes inhabited the[…]