Everyday Life of the Nabataeans in Ancient Petra: A Modern Tourism Product
Studies on the Nabataean Culture, Refereed Proceedings of the International Conference on the Nabataeans Culture, Deanship of Scientific Research - University of Jordan, Vol. 1, pp. 159-169, 2013
12 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2013
Historical heritage for a nation can be reproduced and recruited to attract tourists who are aspiring to see how the ancient civilizations’ traditions were. Jordan has witnessed many initiatives to revitalize the immersed heritage and its traditional tools. This paper aims to shed some critical light on the use elements of daily life of Nabataeans in tourism by simulating that life with all its components (dresses, traditions, and some activities that are relevant to the Nabataean civilization). In conclusion, more detailed study on the realia of Nabataean life is postulated by the author in the scope of a closer cooperation between scholars and tourism product organizing authorities at Petra.
Keywords: Nabataeans, costumes, Heritage, Tourism
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