Tag Archives: Jordan

Lost views: ‘Palaces of Mechatta’

This image from our lantern slide collection is labelled “PALACES OF MECHATTA: ON EDGE OF SYRIAN DESERT, CARVING” “SYRIA (6th AD) “XEm” The monumental unfinished palace of Qasr Mshatta was discovered and excavated in 1840, and lies about 30km south … Continue reading

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Following in Kennedy’s footsteps – a trip to Petra

I have been dreaming for a long time of visiting Petra and I finally made it this year. While volunteering in the Institute’s archives, I was tasked with cleaning glass lantern slides – one box being photographs of Petra and … Continue reading

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