Analyzing texts • Earth.com

In spite of the Nabataean language and writing skills, few remnants of their literature exist today. What we know comes from references to them in other classical texts. And through an outsiders’ perspective, experts have some grasp of some aspects of the Nabataean culture. For one thing, the community followed well-guarded trade routes and never shared the origin of the goods they sold. Photo Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images

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