Remaining unconquered • Remaining unconquered

The Romans also tried to conquer the Nabataeans under the guidance of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, but they never quite succeeded. They besieged Petra in 62 BC, but agreed to release their stranglehold in exchange for 300 talents, the currency of the time. This offer came about as Scaurus and his troops had found the local terrain tough to traverse. In addition, their supplies were completely gone. So, a deal was struck. Photo Credit: Oren Rozen / Wikimedia Commons 

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