Between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106 , Petra was the capital of the Nabateans empire. It had a population of over 20,000 inhabitants.
Before the Roman empire, the Nabateans controlled a wide area of the Arabian peninsula. They developed a sophisticated trading and an efficient irrigation system.
The city was half built, half carved in stone.
But archeologist Zeidoun Al-Muheisen reveals a secret: “We have uncovered just 15 percent of the city,” he says. “The vast majority—85 percent—is still underground and untouched.”
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