a journey to ancient Arabia

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Arabia is the name of the country to the west and south of Mesopotamia There are three main zones can be discerned in Arabia : 1- the towns in the regions bordering on the Indian Ocean (modern Yemen and Oman) 2- the nomadic interior (modern day Saudi Arabia ,south syria,south Iraq ) 3-the northwestern part ( modern Jordan ) The Latin names of these three zones are: 1- Arabia Felix, (Happy or fortunate Arabia) 2- Arabia Deserta (Desert Arabia) 3-Arabia Petraea (stoney Arabia ). in this video we'll see scenes for some cultures and civilizations in the part called " Arabia Felix" . the other two arabian zones, Arabia Desserta and Arabia Petraea will be presented in the other parts. kingdoms and cultures of the south of Arabian peninsula wil be presented in this video ,this area used to be called Arabia Felix "now yemen and Oman," The history of "Arabia Felix" is especially important because it'is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East. Its was recognized by some ancient Greek geographers like Ptolemy, who described "Yemen" as Eudaimon Arabia ,(better known in its Latin translation, Arabia Felix) meaning "fortunate Arabia" or Happy Arabia. Between the 12th century BC and the 6th century AD,it was dominated by six successive civilizations which rivaled each other, or were allied with each other and controlled the lucrative spice trade: M'ain, Qataban, Hadhramaut, Awsan, Saba and Himyarite. not much was known about the ancient history of the pre-islamic ...

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