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Arabia Deserta ("Desert Arabia") in Latin signified the desert interior of the Arabian peninsula. In ancient times this land was populated by nomadic tribes who frequently invaded richer lands, such as Mesopotamia and Arabia Felix. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Desert view in Saudi Arabia. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert. ... Kazakh nomads in the steppes of the Russian Empire, ca. ... Mesopotamia (Greek: Μεσοποταμία, translated from Old Persian Miyanrudan between rivers; Aramaic name being Beth Nahrain house of rivers) is a region of Southwest Asia. ... The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, and is a part of the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. ...

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 Arabia Deserta 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, Rome�s eastern trade center.
Arabian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
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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