Travel Tuesdays: Explore the World Virtually – Episode 8
From humanity’s earliest exodus out of Africa through to the rise of modern nation-states, Jordan’s eternal landscapes have witnessed many pivotal moments in our global history.
Jordan: West Asia’s Historical Junction
presented by Dr Christopher A Tuttle
Modern Jordan encompasses territories that have served as crossroads throughout human history. From humanity’s earliest exodus out of Africa through to the rise of modern nation-states, Jordan’s eternal landscapes have witnessed many pivotal moments in our global history. Come take a stroll with us along a few of Jordan’s paths and learn about some of the key historical locations and events that helped pave the way for the world in which live today.
Visit the outstanding prehistoric, Biblical Nabataean, Hellenistic, Roman, Early Christian, Arab, Turkic, Crusader and Ottoman archaeological sites and monuments with Christopher.
Recorded during a live-streamed Zoom presentation, this video has been carefully edited to deliver the experience of being part of an audience and having the best seat in the house.
Christopher A. Tuttle is an archaeologist whose research focuses on the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the Middle East. His specialisation is the ancient kingdom of the Nabataeans and their capital city of Petra, where his fieldwork has been centred for nearly 20 years. He holds a BA in Classical and Medieval Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Chris lived and worked full time in the Middle East for nearly 15 years, first in Jerusalem and then in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Find out more about Christopher here.