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  9. Nabatean
Scope note
Refers to the period from about the 4th century BCE to the 4th century CE during which the kingdom of Nabatea located in northwest Arabia flourished. The style of the period is known for its eclectic character, combining Hellenistic, Roman, and Eastern motifs and is seen most prominently in the facades of rock-cut tombs at Petra, the kingdom's capital.
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