Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dr. Philip C. Hammond

Dr. Philip C. Hammond was the Director of the Temple of the Winged Lions excavation in Petra Jordan.

He had been excavating archaeological sites in Jordan for more than fifty years when this picture was taken. This was the last time he visited the dig site in 2005. Sadly he died before we could return.

Dr. Hammond was an awesome archaeologist and I learned a lot from him in the two years I dug with him and the summer I visited his home for a week and studied his library and samples from the dig.  I long to go back to Petra and finish the dig. It is almost done but no one is digging there now. Some day!

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