Arabia Deserta was one of three regions into which the Romans divided the Arabian peninsula: Arabia Deserta, Arabia Felix, and Arabia Petraea. The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... Arabia Petraea Arabia Petraea, also called Provincia Arabia or simply Arabia, was a province of the Roman Empire beginning in the second century; it consisted of the former Nabataean kingdom in modern Jordan, southern modern Syria Sinai, and northwestern Saudi Arabia. ...
Arabia Deserta as a name for the region remained popular into the 19th and 20th centuries, and was used in Charles M. Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta, 1888. Charles Montagu Doughty (1843 - 1926) was an English poet and traveler. ...
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To the Romans, Arabia Petraea was one of three zones that comprised the whole of Arabia (the other two regions being ArabiaDeserta and Arabia Felix).
In modern terms, Arabia is compromised of the Negev region and present-day southern Syria, Jordan and northwest Saudi Arabia Politically and economically, the territory was relatively stable from its annexation as a frontier province by Trajan in 105 or 106 AD.
Arabia was, for all practical purposes, Romeï¿½s eastern trade center.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are economically the wealthiest in the region.
The rocks exposed vary systematically across Arabia, with the oldest rocks exposed in the Arabian-Nubian Shield near the Red Sea, overlain by earlier sediments that become younger towards the Persian Gulf.
Arabia has no lakes or permanent rivers, only wadis, which are dry except during the brief rainy season.
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