Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009


In this picture you see what is left of a fresco on an inside wall of a Roman Administration Building. The rather rough wall was covered with thick plaster to even it out and then had wonderful paintings all over it.

This one was being removed for preservation and study. Once uncovered the weather would have destroyed it in short order. I was glad that I was there to see it in place before it was removed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Petra Road

The Romans built this road in Petra around 107 AD and most of it is still usable today. We could take some hints from the ancient Roman road builders they knew how to build a good road.
This road was once lined with columns and market stalls.
I would love to be ables to see how this looked then.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

At the End of the Siq

Our group from the Ashkelon finally reaches the end of the Siq and the entrance to Petra. It had been an awesome walk and our journey was about to become even more awesome.
Here I am in 1999 as I am ready to take those last few steps to reach Petra and fulfill a dream from my youth. I fell in love with Petra on that day.
I went back to dig there two more times and I will share all of that wonder with you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Time In The Siq

One of the most awesome moments in Petra is when you enter the Siq for the first time and see this. You walk through miles of this narrow canyon which is the main and easiest entrance to Petra. Here they held off the Romans for years.