David W. Tschanz was born in Connecticut and moved to Saudi Arabia in 1989. He has advanced degrees in history and epidemiology and has been fascinated with Petra since the early nineties having written a series of articles and earlier booklet on the Nabataeans.
He has made over 40 visits to both sites including trips leading study groups. With over 950 published articles and eight books on topics ranging from military history to computer technology to ancient civilizations he brings an eclectic approach to his subjects.
Tschanz is the author of The Nabataeans: A Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh