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AMplify ep 37: Live at the AM – Journeying to Jordan

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Nov 2017

Journey to the ancient Middle Eastern cities of Pella, Petra and Jerash with a seasoned archaeologist as your guide.

Pella, Tell Excavations

Pella, Tell Excavations
Photographer:  © Pella Excavation Project

Discover first-hand what it's like to be an archaeologist working in the Middle East uncovering Bronze and Iron Age city walls, palaces and temples; Greek and Roman townhouses, theatres and colonnaded streets; Byzantine churches and industrial workshops; and an early Islamic cityscape brought to a sudden end by a massive earthquake.

Hear highlights from 50 years of excavations from Stephen Bourke (USYD), archaeologist and Director of the Pella Excavation Project.

"We always talk about our society as a connected one, but people have been connected for a very long time. We can show that there's connections between Afghanistan, Southern Africa, the Baltics and Pella from about 2000 BC." – Stephen Bourke.