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What These Mysterious Scrolls Tell Us About Women in Petra

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In 1961, archaeologists in southern Israel discovered a mysterious set of documents. They provide valuable clues into the elevated status of Nabataean women in the first century AD.

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In the rocky highlands of Jordan and the deserts of Saudi Arabia lie the remains of two remarkable cities, Petra and Hegra, built by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago. The story of this lost kingdom has faded from history, but thanks to ancient inscriptions and recent discoveries, these rock tombs and temples are finally yielding profound secrets about the Nabataeans' way of life. Join us as we enter Sacred Sites carved from cliffs and reveal a civilization where women wielded unrivaled power for centuries.

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