(Answer) The largest and most important city of the ancient Nabataeans was Petra. What current country is home to Petra?

Quiz Question: The largest and most important city of the ancient Nabataeans was Petra. What current country is home to Petra?

The given options are:

  • Syria
  • Jordan
  • Iraq

Correct Answer: Jordan

Info: Petra—in a desert valley in what is now Jordan—is considered one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. The area has been inhabited by people as far back as 7,000 BCE. The Nabataeans established themselves in Petra by the second century BCE. Like Mada’in Saleh, Petra also has ornate tombs carved into the sandstone landscape.

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