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Canada’s connection to Petra and the Nabataeans

Canada’s connection to Petra and the Nabataeans

Gatineau, Quebec, January 15, 2007 – Join Queen’s University archaeologist Dr. Barbara Reeves at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on Sunday, January 21, for a talk about Canadian contributions to the excavation and display of Jordan’s archaeological treasures. Dr. Reeves will highlight the current excavation work in the Nabataean town of Hawara by archaeologists from Canadian Universities.

PETRA: Lost City of Stone, on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization until February 18, 2007, showcases objects drawn from Jordanian, European, and American museums. However, it should not be assumed that only the scholars of those countries have contributed to our understanding of the Nabataeans. Canadian archaeologists have been excavating in Jordan for many years now and Canadian aid agencies have helped Jordan display and preserve its cultural heritage.

Lecture: Canada’s Connection to Petra and the Nabataeans
Sunday, January 21, 2007
2 p.m. (in English with French simultaneous translation)
Theatre
$5/person

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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