A Message from the Founder of Bait Al-Anbat (House of the Nabataeans)
Among the most recurrent ideas, generated by some of Jordanian intellectuals, more accepted and committed to the principles of multiculturalism, are those concerned more with the absence of Jordanian cultural geography from the contemporary Arabic cultural arena. Many perplexing and bewildering questions about the great civilization of the Nabataeans are repetitively asked, especially when we recall its intended absence from the contemporary Arabic consciousness.
Nabataean civilization is very prominent. It is de facto the first Arabic country in the history of ancient Arabic groups; the first socio-political publicity of the Arabic identity in history; and the longest prosperous era of an Arabic political entity in ancient civilizations. It is apparently the most outstanding achievement in the history of Arabic culture, represented in writing and Arabic letter; the earliest model of a global society, open to the other and and confidently capable of careful and creative diversity and very cautious of the shape and the colour of the identity. Moreover, it is the path that paves the way toward the dawn of Islam.
Accordingly, the elite of Jordanian friends suggest
celebrating the roots of
Through education we work for the sake of people, through whom we thus protect it.
Dr. Basim Al-Twissi