Malichus II ( Arabic : مالك, Malik ) ruled Nabatea from 40 to 70.
During his reign, Nabataean power decreased. The Romans had diverted the routes of spice and perfume cargo shipments to Egypt. Rome was very powerful, so Malichus cooperated. In 66, a Jewish revolt occurred in Iudaea. Malichus sent 5,000 cavalry and 1,000 infantry to help Titus crush the rebellion.
Under Malichus II, Nabatea lost control of Damascus.
- Jane Taylor: Petra And the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans. I. B. Tauris 2001, ISBN 1860645089, p. 73 (online copy, p. 73, at Google Books)
- Maria Giulia Amadasi, Eugenia Equini Schneider: Petra. University of Chicago Press 2002, ISBN 0226311252, p. 40, 94, 166, 168, 170 (online copy, p. 168, at Google Books)
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