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AIA Lecture | The Lost Valley of the Crescent Moon: Thirty Years of Research in Petra, Jordan

Thomas Paradise, University of Arkansas
Thursday, September 16, 2021
5:30-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
In a visually stunning presentation, Professor Paradise discusses thirty years of research in the magical ruined city of Petra, Jordan. Coming from a diverse background in geology, materials conservation, climatology, and architecture, Paradise addresses his work in the Valley of Petra since 1990, discussing the melding of the geosciences, cultural heritage management, history, architecture, and politics that have driven his research. From understanding deterioration of 2,000-year-old sandstone structures, the effects of tourism at this UNESCO site, to new findings on architectural alignments to the sun, many answers to haunting questions regarding Petra will be examined.

This lecture is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.
To learn more about the AIA, please visit archaeological.org.

Register for this Zoom webinar here:
https://myumi.ch/mneYg
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Archaeology, Architecture, Classical Studies, History, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History