18-21 October 2007 Second QuarryScapes Workshop, Petra, Jordan
The glories of Petra formed the backdrop to the second annual workshop in October 2007, for consortium members, visiting scholars and those engaged in QuarryScapes work-packages. Hosted in Petra at the Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Department of Archaeology and Tourism, the proceedings were opened with a televised address by his Excellency Prof. Dr. Ali Al-Hroot, President of the university. Further opening addresses were made by Nizar Abu-Jaber , Ziad Mohammad Kayed al-Saad and Tom Heldal. Progress and results from work-packages were presented and discussed during the workshop, as well as a business meeting for work-package leaders. Keynote lectures were given by Prof. Jim Harrell (Univ. of Toledo) and Prof. Lorenzo Lazzarini (Universitá IUVA di Venezia). A field trip into the ancient city of Petra and surrounding quarries were led by Nizar Abu-Jaber and Ziad Mohammad Kayed al-Saad. Extended abstracts from the workshop proceedings will be available through the website soon.
Text by Elizabeth Bloxam
Gathering at the QuarryScapes workshop at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Petra: foregroud: Azza Shawarby and Jim Harrell; background, the modern town of Petra. Photo:Elizabeth Bloxam
From left to right: Nizar Abu-Jaber, Ziad Mohammad Kayed al-Saad, Dr. Ali Al-Hroot and Tom Heldal at the opening of the Second QuarryScapes Workshop, Petra, Jordan. Photo: Elizabeth Bloxam
Field trip into Petra – having a break and discussion in one of the temples, Petra. Photo: Elizabeth Bloxam
Field trip into one of the many Petra ancient quarry landscapes; (background) a spectacular ‘high elevation' quarry face. Photo: Elizabeth Bloxam
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