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WWI Archaeology in Jordan


NedRutland
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This might be of interest to some forumites including those who follow Lawrence of Arabia

A blog with a daily report from the Great Arab Revolt Project team dig in Jordan (part of the Great War Archaeology Group).

Jordan 2007 GARP dig

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Ned,

Very many thanks for the link which you have provided here

I have been back several times and have enjoyed following the dig.

I note that the team met the grandson of Auda Abu Tayi and presented him with gifts

The att. photograph of Auda is from the collection of the Library of Congress (USA)

and judging by the detail on the cross-belts, it may well have been the original from which Kennington worked when doing his pastel which appears in the edition of the Seven Pillars which I have.

It's a remarkable likeness.

AudaAbuTayi.jpg

Thanks again

Michael

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Thanks for blog link...

This is great!

Great photo too...

Currently reading Seven Pillars, heavy going but I am enjoying it, slowly...

Peter

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He wore a prosethic nose too you know for that part...

Hope I've spelt that right!

At least he didn't have to defend his prothesis. :rolleyes:

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At least he didn't have to defend his prothesis. :rolleyes:

P R O S T H E T I C

B)

Viva la dictionaire! ( Have I spelt that right in French?)

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Hi Ned

I had the honour of being one of three metal detectorists present on this trip to Jordan it was little short of incredible and thoroughly enjoyable thanks to the professionalism and dedication of those who organised it

Kind regards Julian Evan-Hart

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