Little is known about the Nabataneans a nomadic tribe that had the foresight to build their capital city at the centre of the caravan trade routes that linked the interior to the coast. An ingenious nation that understood that the mountains not only served as fortification but the many gorges and ravines would help them harvest water that the city so needed to thrive.

Their true genius however lies in their skillful stonemason abilities that allowed them to carve an entire city into the slopes of the mountains, leaving a beautiful mystical legacy that is today known as Petra.