Nabataean cultural habits: The glass finds from Oboda

Ruth E. Jackson-Tal

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The Nabataeans are known as prosperous merchants during the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods. They controlled a network of inland routes, leading mainly spices and perfume to the western and eastern parts of the Roman Empire. This paper focuses on the study of a unique assemblage of Early Roman glass finds unearthed in a large dump in Nabataean Oboda. The uniqueness of the glass finds lies in their rarity and high quality, their varied origins and their dated context. This assemblage provides an intriguing testimony of glass vessel use among the Nabataeans at Oboda with further implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-95
Number of pages26
JournalIsrael Exploration Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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