The people of Petra, in what is today Jordan, controlled the incense trade
from southern Arabia into ancient Greece and Rome. Excavations have brought
to light many aspects of the culture and history of the region. Replicas of
objects and specimens give insight into their everyday life, trade, religion
and the cult of the dead.
Consider the wafer-thin tableware and the fine details on
figures from antique Petra at the time Christ was born.
The replica of a biclinium, or dining hall, of Nabataea shows the
colourful architecture at the beginning of the first millennium.
Museum of Natural
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