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Last chance to see PETRA: Lost City of Stone in North America



Last chance to see PETRA: Lost City of Stone in North America

Gatineau, Quebec, February 9, 2007 — February 18, 2007 is the last chance to see the exhibition PETRA: Lost City of Stone at the Canadian Museum of Civilization before it travels overseas.

This exhibition is the most complete portrait ever mounted of the amazing and enigmatic city of Petra. It tells the story of this once-thriving metropolis at the crossroads of the ancient world’s major trade routes and of the technological virtuosity that allowed the Nabataeans to build and maintain Petra in the harsh desert environment. For four centuries beginning in 200 B.C., Petra stood at the crossroads of the Silk Road and the spice routes that connected China, India and Arabia with markets in Greece, Rome, Egypt and Syria.

In conjunction with PETRA, join us on February 10 for 1001 Nights of Love. Give in to temptation for an evening of romance Middle-Eastern style, and indulge your senses with tantalizing Mediterranean treats, music and baladi dancing. Let yourself be seduced by erotic poetry, write a love letter and you have your handwriting analysed.

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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