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Desert Crossroads at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Desert Crossroads at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, July 28, 2006 – In the midst of the Jordanian desert, the ancient city of Petra prospered at the confluence of the Silk Road and the Spice Route. On Monday, August 7, this desert crossroads comes to life at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, with Middle Eastern artisans and a market exhibit featuring Nabatean trade goods such as coffee, spices, rugs, and textiles. Take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Petra with mosaic, calligraphy and jewellery demonstrations, as well as a display of Middle Eastern foods, where you can sample treats such as Turkish Delights and traditional coffee.

This event will be set up in a souk-like environment, and will include a number of vendors and artisans displaying their wares. Pick up recipes for traditional dishes such as fatoush, couscous and tabbouleh. Take in performances of baladi dancing. Enjoy a display of rugs by Canadian Rug Traders, and a textile display by Nucreation Fashions.

Desert Crossroads
Monday, August 7, 2006
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Corridor
Free with general Museum admission

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, PETRA: Lost City of Stone, featured at the Canadian Museum of Civilization until January 2, 2007.

For more information, please call 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

2006-07-28 00:00:00.000

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