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Nabateans.

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), Jul 5, 2020 at 00:41

Looks like I drew the wrong conclusions regarding the origins of the Sabeans. I think I'm on more solid ground regarding the origins of the Nabateans. These appear to have been a nomadic people who adopted a sedentary lifestyle, becoming a prosperous trading kingdom centred on the city of Petra (now in Jordan). The Nabateans were also skilled archers, much in demand as mercenaries with the Hellenistic and Roman armies. The Nabatean Kingdom was brought to an end in the early 2nd century AD when it was annexed by the Roman Emperor Trajan.

I'm not so sure whether the Palmyrans and Hatrans were of Bedouin origin also.

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