The Undiscovered Secrets of Petra

The Undiscovered Secrets of Petra

Series 2

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Summary

Built by an Arabian desert tribe called the Nabateans 2,000 years ago, Petra was once a thriving capital city and home to tens of thousands. The region would normally be uninhabitable owing to its low rainfall, but the Nabateans were geniuses at water management and transformed the desert landscape into an oasis. They then made Petra the bustling hub of a network of trade routes linking Africa, the Far East and the Mediterranean. However, Petra was later abandoned. Now, after decades of investigation, a team of experts is finally beginning to answer the question of what led to its demise.

Cast & Crew

Producer Nick Hardie
Producer Michael Douglas
Producer Andra Heritage
Producer Dan Chambers
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