My Swiss friends will want to read this, which reports in part:
Some 150 artifacts will be on display in Basel, starting Oct. 23, in an exhibition entitled “Petra — Miracle in the Desert.” It’s a show filled with mysteries. For example, archaeologists have determined that the Nabataeans ate pigs. But where did they keep the animals? They were unusually pious, and yet nothing is known about their priests. And why did Petra have such good jugglers? Some of them even performed for the emperor of China.
If you can, go see the exhibition. Via Shuhei Oishi on the FB.