Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mark's Pottery Collection

All of us on the dig collected a few pieces of junk pottery that would have been reburied in the refuse heap.
But my room mate Mark out did us all.
Mark's bed filled with part of his pottery collection

Mark is a teacher and a preacher who wanted to give samples of pottery to his students and tell them all about his dig experience. He filled a huge duffel bag and somehow shipped it home.

I wonder if Mark has any of the pottery left for himself.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Water Water Water in Petra

The rains come to Petra in February and seldom any other time.

To deal with that the ancients learned to collect water in many cisterns through out Petra and this is one of them. A modern Protective covering is what you see here. Inside the cave was the cistern that had been plastered and sealed to hold lots of water. Channels cut into the hill side directed rain water into it. These can be found all over Petra.

Our group had just been inside and I caught them coming out.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

On the Steps of the Treasurery

It is a long walk through the Siq into Petra ---

After that long walk a few members of our dig team take a break and sit on the steps of the famous treasurery.