Monthly Archives: July 2012
It had only been a few hours since flying into Cairo and already it has been filled with scenic moments that would fit into a movie that has the history of the old world and the romance of a foreign … Continue reading
Here are some cheesy archaeology photos Damien and I took at Shobak castle, a Crusader fortress that stands alone high in the mountains. It is rather easy to imagine the 12th century residents of the castle fleeing for their lives … Continue reading
On the road for the big trip of the season, to Petra! We make a stop on the road in the mountains for a panoramic view of Wadi Mujib. It is hard to tell if it is the heat or the distance that makes the view through the vast valleys hazy. Sitting on a ledge with the winding road below us, this is the perfect place to stretch our legs and get a breath of fresh air!
Jerash is a beautiful Roman city in Jordan filled with theatres, temples, and columns. It is a fairy large site, but surprisingly, only about 15% of the original city has been excavated. I ran into a fellow archaeologist from the University of Copenhagen who I had met the day before in a tea shop in Madaba who gladly shared the history and current excavations of a mosque that undergo Jerash. The photo is taken inside one of the ampitheatres.