The Nabataean Kingdom, also called Nabatea, was a political state of the Arab Nabataeans during Classical antiquity, flourishing throughout the first century BC. Its power extended far into Arabia, along the Red Sea to Yemen, and its capital, Petra, was a cosmopolitan marketplace.
For numerous civilisations in antiquity, religion played an integral part of daily life. Ritual offerings were a way of demonstrating one’s religious observance, with these offerings placed in sacred spaces to secure the favour of the gods. Pottery, jewels, weapons, statues, and animal offerings were all potential forms for these votives to take.