Final Presentation and Southern Jordan

After finishing their work at Umm el-Jimal the Calvin College team took a day trip around southern Jordan. The first stop was the Dead Sea, after which the students washed of in a hot spring just up the beach. The bus then went to the top of Mount Nebo to visit the place where Moses was allowed to see the Promised Land. Unfortunately it was raining so the view was not perfect. Just a short way from Mount Nebo lies the city of Madaba. A city famous to tourists for its mosaics.

The next day the Umm el-Jimal team went to the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) to present their findings. Bert de Vries and other team members gave a lecture about the 2012 field season and the future goals of the project to an aidience of scholars and friends alike.

Salt crystal covered rocks at the Dead Sea.

Calvin students floating in the Dead Sea.

Calvin students enjoying the hot springs.

A mosaic map of the Holy Land in Madaba.


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