Reports of Excavations that have been taking place recently in Jordan. Many of these sites have openings for volunteer fieldworkers.
Not all of these references are completely up to date, although many of these excavations have been going on for several years. I shall be checking to see if we have the latest information.
The Great Temple at Petra
Brown University professor Martha Sharp Joukowsky is at present directing the archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan. Although the excavation is funded by Brown University as part of its programs, this is an international effort.
Petra - Myth and Reality
When Harrison Ford finally found the Holy Grail inside the Khaznat al-Faron at Petra, at the climax of the film Indiana Jones and the last Crusade, a new myth was born. But Ford, and his scriptwriters, were only following in a long line of people who have contributed to the myths, misinformation and confusion surrounding the fabeled "rose-red city" of Petra.
Lost City of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal
Located amid rugged desert canyons and mountains in what is now the southwestern corner of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving trading center and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. [National Geographic]