Lecture: 'Petra - Treasury of the Desert', by George Hart

| Burchatts Barn

Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Nabataeans of Petra were among the wealthiest peoples of antiquity, thriving on exotic goods from the east which came along the trade routes. Petra became adorned with temples and tombs but was sidelined under the Romans as cities like Palmyra became the new commercial centres. Petra continued as an important centre of early Christianity until it gradually disappeared from memory. Lost for over a thousand years, it was rediscovered in the 19th century. This lecture will highlight the magnificent rock-cut architecture of Petra and discuss the achievements of the Nabataeans.

Venue information

Burchatts Barn

Stoke Park London Road Guildford Surrey , GU1 1TU

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