Petra: Wonder in the Desert

Petra, Jordan: The rock of Fassade and of “ed-Deir.” Andreas Voegelin, Antikenmuseum Basel. How a mysterious kingdom of former nomads created a luxurious, urban oasis in an inhospitable climate.    Interview of Laurent Gorgerat (right) by James Blake Wiener (left) / 05.07.2013 Wiener: Communications Director, Ancient History Encyclopedia Gorgerat: Curator, Antikenmuseum Basel Few places on earth have captivated humanity[…]

A Modern History of Monarchies in the Middle East

A meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on board the USS Quincy in Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal. An overview of the history of monarchy in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Emirates. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.22.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Saudi Arabia Introduction[…]