Keys from Egypt and the East: Observations on Nabataean Culture in the Light of Recent Discoveries

@article{McKenzie2001KeysFE,
  title={Keys from Egypt and the East: Observations on Nabataean Culture in the Light of Recent Discoveries},
  author={Judith Sheila McKenzie},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={324},
  pages={97 - 112}
}
  • J. McKenzie
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Art
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
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