Edomite site.


  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Petra (Al-Batrāʾ)

Another name for Petra is the Rose City for the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Vaux Moise Crusader Castle

Vaux Moise Crusader Castle

Little Petra

Known as Siq al-Barid - Nabatean town.

Petra, Archaeological Museum

Petra, Archaeological Museum


Surroundings (Panoramio)


Edomite town of Tawilan identified sometimes with an ancient biblical town of Arabia Petraea was settled on the eastern outskirts of Petra in VII/VI century BC.


  1. Piotr Bienkowski, Umm el-Biyara, Tawilan and Buseirah in Retrospect, Levant vol.  22, 1990, pp. 91-109
  2. idem:“The Chronology of Tawilan and the ‘Dark Age’ of Edom.” Aram 2.1-2 (1990): pp. 35-44.
  3. Crystal-M. Bennett,  Piotr Bienkowski: Excavations at Tawilan in Southern Jordan, British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History by Oxford University Press, 1995
  4. Philip J. King, Jeremiah: An Archaeological Companion, Westminster John Knox Press 1993, p. 48