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If you’re looking to explore Nabataean sites and want to find the best places to view the history of the Nabataean Kingdom then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

The Nabataean kingdom was forged around the city of Petra in what is today southern Jordan. Reaching its zenith in the first century BC, the Nabateans soon came into contact with the ever expanding power of Rome.

Over the next two hundred years the Nabateans were cajoled through a mixture of force and negotiation. This eventually led to client kingdom status and subsequently to the final annexation of the kingdom into the Roman Empire during the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan.

There’s an initial selection of Nabataean sites listed below and you can discover some interesting places to see on your travels.

Once you’ve explored the list of Nabataean Kingdom sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner to plan your trip and then print off a free guidebook. This indispensible guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Nabataean ruins .

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Nabataean Kingdom sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Nabataean Kingdom sites : Site Index

  • Avdat Avdat
    Avdat was an ancient Nabatean city along a prosperous trade route.
    Photo by 04deveni (cc)

  • Mamshit Mamshit
    Mamshit in Israel is the site of one of four UNESCO listed Nabatean cities which prospered as part of the Incense trading route.
    Photo by Ian W Scott (cc)

  • Petra Petra
    The most famous of all Nabataean sites, Petra is a UNESCO-listed ancient Nabataean city which later formed part of the Roman Empire.

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