The work at Petra is being sponsored by Mr. Adnan Khashoggi's Triad Foundation. Mr. Khashoggi?
The work at Petra is being sponsored by Mr. Adnan Khashoggi's Triad Foundation. Mr. Khashoggi states the reasons for his involvement as "interest in his own 'commercial ancestors', his concern for Pan-Arab world co-operation in scientific research and his desire to acquaint foreign students with the life and culture of the Middle East."
SYNOPSIS: objects recovered from the temple include a complete painter's workshop.
As a result of the excavations it is now know that many developments in Petra thought to be the result of foreign influence are in fact traceable to the Nabataeans themselves and their commercial kingdom, which covered over 1,000 sites in the area of Syro-Palestine and northern Saudi Arabia.