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