Origins of Petra • Earth.com

Regardless of the Nabataeans’ origins, they made a huge impact when they reached prosperity, more than any of the nomadic Arabian tribes who roamed during their ancient time. For one thing, they built the city we know today as Petra, Jordan. They quickly constructed the stunning metropolis in the 1st century B.C., and it grew to house 20,000 people. Photo Credit: Seetheholyland.net / Flickr

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