Petra – Holy City from the Perspective of Art, Architecture, inscriptions and Other Features


  • Eyad Almasri Hashemite Univeristy in Zarqa, Jordan
  • Firas Alawneh Hashemite Univeristy in Zarqa, Jordan



Petra, Nabataean religion, Nabataean architecture, Nabataean inscriptions, Holy city


Scholars who have written about the city of Petra have concentrated on the history and archaeology of the city. And, while some of them have written about Nabataean religion, only few of them mentioned information about the holiness of the city; specifically, if it was worshiped as a deity. The aim of this study is to fulfil a gap in Nabataean religion in general and, in particular, re-examine the status of Petra in their religion. In addition to the archaeological evidence, such as buildings, art, and features, the study is based on written resources, such as historical sources and Nabataean inscriptions found in Petra and other cities.


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How to Cite

Almasri, Eyad, and Firas Alawneh. 2019. “Petra – Holy City from the Perspective of Art, Architecture, Inscriptions and Other Features”. Studies in Ancient Art and Civilisation 22 (January):65-94.