University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Paul Zimmerman

The City of Petra

By: Paul Zimmerman

Petra, one of the great cities of antiquity, Is nestled in the rugged Shan’ mountains of southern Jordan, halfway between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. Though Ion to Western scholars for centuries prior to its rediscovery in 1812, Petra and its surrounding region have a long and rich history that spans the Stone Age […]

Mapping Petra

By: Paul Zimmerman

In 1993 Martha Joukowsky opened a new exca­vation at the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southwest Jordan (see box on Petra, p. 30. Jou­kowsky, Professor of the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art and the Department of An­thropology at Brown University, is the author of the definitive guide to field archaeology, and her […]