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Course Name:

World Heritage Site of Petra

Course Description:

This course will cover the following subjects: archaeological and historical background of Petra from the stone Age to the end of the of the Islamic Periods. The rediscovery of Petra, the 19th century explorer, history of archaeological researches in Petra. The plan of the city, the rock cut tombs of Petra: its typology and chronology. Religious life in Petra: the temples, the high places, banqueting rooms etc. The domestic life in Petra. The archaeology of Byzantine and the following periods. Modern threats facing the sites and finally the cultural and historical significance of Petra and its contribution to the Jordan National income..