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October 3 10:30 a.m. ~ PETRA JORDAN: THE ROSE-RED CITY HALF AS OLD AS TIME with DR. STEPHEN PHILLIPS
Nestled in a mountainous basin in a remote, rugged corner of Jordan lies the magnificent ruins of the ancient city of Petra, recently named as one of the “New Seven Wonder of the Ancient World.”
This richly illustrated presentation takes the audience on a virtual tour of this “lost” city that dates back more than 2,000 years. Famed for its rock-cut tombs and monuments, including a Roman theater capable of seating as many as 8,500 people, Petra served for a time as one of the major trading centers of the ancient world. It served also as a backdrop for scenes in the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
Petra was abandoned after a series of earthquakes in about 500 AD and was not “rediscovered” until 1812. As you will see, many mysteries still lay buried in the sands of ancient Jordan.
Our journey also includes stops in nearby Wadi Rum, the spectacular canyon where portions of the famous movie, “Lawrence of Arabia,” were filmed, and at Aqaba, Jordan’s resort on the Red Sea.