Petra, Jordan (Topoi A-I-16)
In the later 1st century BC and in the 1st century AD, monumental architecture changed the appearance of the Nabataean capital Petra (Jordan) fundamentally. In this connection, one can speak of clear interventions in the shaping of the natural space. Some of the questions investigated will be the degree to which Petra was Connection consciously built up to become a new central site and what forms were thereby applied. Here, one emphasis was on evaluating the effects of Petra’s expansion on the surrounding ecosystem. The project supplemented a joint German-French project investigating early Nabataean settlement in the region.