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I have decided to revive this page, updating it with interesting news and articles.

First off - a great article from the World Archaeology, enjoy :)



1318Petra: Behind the monumental façades

Strabo, in his opus Geography, writes dismissively that the Nabataeans ‘consider dead bodies as they do dung, just as Heraclitus says: “Corpses are more suited to be thrown out than dung.” And therefore they bury even their kings by dung-heaps.’ Scholars have puzzled over these words for decades, as the sheer splendour of their tombs, not to mention the time and money obviously invested in their creation, contradicts this assessment.

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