The second weekend trip the Calvin archaeology students took was to Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. For two days the students were given free reign of the site to hike and explore at their will. They did everything from climbing the highest summit of Jebel Hauron to visiting the ancient temple and church sites, watching the sunset from atop high structures, and enjoying the local shops.
Josh Betts and Keith Van Dusen watching the sunset from atop the monastery at Petra.
Jake Ter Haar, Michael Valk, and Evan Elliot at the top of the monastery.
Jake Ter Haar and Michael Valk exploring.
The Calvin team at "The End of the World"
Evan Elliot and Jake Ter Haar at "The End of the World"
Evan Elliot, Josh Betts, and Keith Van Dusen returning to the monastery from "The End of the World."
Some brave team members hiked to the summit of "Jebel Hauron," the highest point in Petra. In this photo are Michael Valk, Jake Ter Haar, and Jobadiah Christiansen.
Jake Ter Haar, Michael Valk, and Evan Elliot enjoying the view from Jebel Hauron.