Obodas I • Earth.com Obodas I

Petra still has plenty of examples of these god blocks, some of which have had faces added to their simple frames. For all of its peaceful sites of worship, though, the Nabataean capital and the many of the tribe’s other important cities also saw plenty of conflict, too. For instance, in 90 B.C., Nabataean king Obodas I defeated Alexander Janneaus, the Hasmonean king, in an ambush that destroyed the tribe’s enemy, the Judeans.

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