Forty-Three. North Arabian Kingdoms

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Arnulf Hausleiter

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch43

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Hausleiter, A. (2012) North Arabian Kingdoms, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch43

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • North Arabian kingdoms;
  • image of the history, of Northern Arabia;
  • cuneiform texts from Mesopotamia;
  • role of northern Arabia, region of contacts;
  • Assyrian interest in aromatics of Arabia, cuneiform sources;
  • Babylon and the Achaemenids;
  • Edom, “the bastion of Babylonia in Arabia”;
  • Nabataean inscriptions, on funerary stele;
  • cooperative way of life, sedentary, oasis populations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources

  • General Framework

  • Settlement Before the 1st Millennium BC

  • The Neo-Assyrian Empire and North Arabia: 8th–7th Centuries BC

  • Babylon and the Achaemenids: North Arabia in the 6th–4th Centuries BC

  • The Lihyanite Dynasty of Dedan: 5th–1st Centuries BC

  • Archaeological Data From Significant Oases

  • Conclusions

  • Guide to Further Reading