The International Conference on the
Nabataean Culture was initiated at the request of His Majesty King Abdullah II
Ibn Al-Hussein as an international triennial conference to represent "a
touring ambassador" for the heritage of the Nabataeans.
President Adel Al-Twaissi, former President of the University of Jordan
translated the noble suggestion of His Majesty into reality by dedicating full
financial and moral support to this international gathering, and assigned
Professor Nabil I. Khairy, former Dean of Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism to
carry on the responsibility and to fulfill this royal initiative, to promote
and encourage new dimensions on the different aspects of the Nabataean culture,
and to tackle themes related to the Nabataean arts, trade, coinage,
communication. International relations and cultural interaction. Consequently,
the First International Conference on the Nabataean Culture was held under the
Royal Patronage of His Majesty at Petra between May 5th and 8th, 2012, which
organized by the University of Jordan, and corresponds the Golden Jubilee of
the University of Jordan, and the bicentenary of the visit to Petra by Jean
Louis Burckhardt, the swiss traveler who brought the attention of the world to
the Petra," the rose red city".
first Chapter in the modern Exploration of Petra by David M. Jacobson.
Nabataean Aramaic in Context. Aramaization and Arabization? by John Healey.
Rediscovering Early Hellenistic Petra Recent Excavations in the Civic Center by
4- The 2012
al-Katuteh Excavations in Petra – Methods and Preliminary Results by
Mustafa Kocak – Karl-Uwemahler.
5- The 2012
al-Katuteh Excavations in Petra – The Byzantine Pottery by Nabil I. Khairy.
Petra Style Bowls from Wadi ath-Thamad, Jordan: A Technological Focus by
Maria- Louise Sidoroff.
Unique Ornamentations on the Painted Nabataean plates and bowls by Nabil I. Khairy.
Grape pecking birds in Nabataean Art –A Pictorial Motif in Orient and Occident
Thomas M. weber.
of the Particularity and Creativity of the Nabataean Architecture During the
Late Hellenistic and Roman Periods by Naif
Nabataean Chamber Tomb and Carved Block in Wadi Mataha, Petra, Jordan by
David J. Johnson.
Elephant-Headed Capitals in Petra by Zdravko Dimitrov.
Nabataean Army on Machaerus – New Archaeological and Architectural Evidence by
Nabataeans and the Coinage Gold Minting by Ibrahim S. Sadaqa.
Life of the Nabataeans in the Hinterland of Petra by Burton Macdonald.
Everyday Life of Nabataeans in ancient Petra - A modern Tourism Product by Ziad
Iconoclasm in Petra and other Nabataean sites by Judith McKenzie
an Arabic abstracts for the English papers.
International Conference on the Nabataean Culture was held in Provo, Utah, USA
on Wednesday through Saturday, May 6th – 9th, 2015, in the spirit of the
bilateral academic agreement between the University of Jordan and Brigham Young
Nabataean Epigraphy, Law and Religion, 1985-2015 By John F. Healey
Nabataean Seafaring and the Search for Shipwrecks in the Red Sea By Ralph K.
Pedersen and Rupert A. Brandmeier
Nabataean Amethyst Trade: Sources, Production and Use By David Johnson
Influences of Aramaic on the Dialect of Wadi Musa a Conspecuts By Zeyad
Nabataean Culture Performances and the Border By Nabil I. Khairy
Oblisque, the Elephant, and the Crow-Step: New Evidences for Ptolemaic
Influences in Hellenistic and Early Roman
Petra By Cynthia Finlayson
Conservation Compromising Authenticity in Petra CRM: The Nabataean Mural
Painting at Siq el-Barid as Case Study By
Nabataean in Southern Arabia: Some Epigraphic Evidence of Influence and
Presence By Anna Accettola
Syllaeus Saga Revisited By David F. Graf
Tales about the past: Official and Unofficial Narratives Identity on the
Tourist Trail in Petra Archaeological Park By Suleiman Farajat.
Happened to the Nabataeans?The Literary and Archaeological Evidences
By Burton MacDonald
Preliminary Petrographic Study of Nabataean Painted and Unpainted Fine Wares
from Mudayna Thamad By Maria-Louise
Yutm, Southern Jordan: New Evidence of Dense Nabataean Settlements By John
The Third International Conference on
the Nabataean Culture will be held in Petra, Jordan on Monday through Thursday,
June 18th – 21th, 2018, is under patronage of H.R.H Prince ElHassan Bin Talal.
and organizing by The University of Jordan with cooperation with Petra
development tourism Region Authority in Petra.
in the Conference 38 academic researchers from 15 countries (Jordan, Egypt,
Lebanon, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, France, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Italy,
Germany, England, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Argentina) will present 32
lectures that focus on three main themes:
Magic, Medicine and Fraud By David Johnson.
2- Nabataeans or
Itureans in Mount Lebanon? About the Aramaic inscription of Yanouḥ By Gaby
3- Variation in
the Nabataean Aramaic of the Nabataean Period By John Healey.
4- The development
of Nabataean Madā’in Ṣāliḥ (Saudi Arabia) into an attractive sightseeing: from
traditional rejection to official recognition By Virginia Cassola-Cochin.
5- The 'Nabataean'
Blocked-out Capital in Its Wider Framework. A Closer Look By Matthias Grawehr Aleksandra Brzozowska-Jawornicka.
6- Excavations at
the Early Bronze Age Settlement at Umm Saisabān near Petra By Ulrich Hübner.
7- Beyond Petra:
Nabataean Cultic and Mortuary Practices and the Cultural Heritage of the Negev
and Edom By Juan Manuel Tebes.
8- Production in
the hinterland of Petra: wine presses as a case study By Fawzi Q. Abudanah.
9- The Nabataeans
And AL-Wu’ayra. Archaeological Data, Hypothesis and Questions By Andrea VANNI-DESIDERI.
10- The Dionysiac
Lands of Petra’s Northern Hinterland By David F. Graf.
11- A note on aṭ-Ṭuwayr,
an Eastern Nabataean site? By Guillaume Charloux.
12- The Nabataean
School of Painted Fine "Egg-Shell" Ware : Mythology and Concept By
Zaid T. Adnan & Mohannad H. Al-Tantawi.
13- The Camel
Reliefs in Petra’s Siq: Reflections on the Life and Afterlife of an Early
Nabataean Monument By Björn
14- The Nabataean
Rural Economy in the Hinterland of Petra By Andrew M. Smith.
Wadi Aglat Winery By Ueli
16- The capitals of
the Capital - New insights into freestanding Nabataean Architecture in Petra By
17- House V12 at
the southern end of the ancient village of Dharih By Pauline Piraud-Fournet and
18- The Hanging Baths
of Jabal Khubthah (Petra) : Preliminary Conclusions Following
Archaeological and Architectural Studies (2015-2017) By Thibaud Fournet and Nicolas
19- Investigating the
Socio-Political Make-Up of Rural Petra – The Petra Hinterland Social Landscapes
Project By Will M. Kennedy.
20- A head from the
frieze of the Temenos Gate at Petra By Robert Wenning.