Blending influences • Blending influences

The Nabataeans definitely knew how to ward off outsiders, but that didn’t mean they completely shut them out. In fact, some of their culture reflected the outside influences they absorbed, especially from their lengthy Red Sea trading routes. For one thing, their religion drew from their own beliefs, but also included the practices of their Arabian neighbors. Photo Credit:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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