Journal of Undergraduate Research


Nabataenas, Petra, Hegra, painted pottery


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The Nabataeans were an ancient civilization contemporary with the Romans who, through trading, where able to exhort influence over a large portion of the Middle East. Their capital of Petra is well-studied many of the cities on the outskirts of the Nabataean kingdom have just recently been studied more in-depth. Hegra, located in the northern part of modern-day Saudi Arabia, is one of such cities located in the south of the Nabataean kingdom. By studying the different motifs found on Nabataean painted pottery found in both Petra and Hegra, we have come to understand the relationship that the capital and metropolitan city of Petra had with cities on the periphery of the kingdom such as Hegra. It has also opened more questions that can further be researched.

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