29 October 2007

Cemeteries Part 5



Couldn’t resist. From the lowly to the elite. A typical roadside cemetery where you can hardly tell the markers from the natural rocks and stones ... and the so-called Royal Tombs at the ancient carved city of Petra in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The nomadic Bedouins seem to be a lower class because they resist royal offers of housing and education? Because they continue to live and dress and tend their animals as they did 2,000 years ago?

Genealogy is normally not far from my mind, but parts of this blog will still feature bits of Brenda’s inexplicable love for eastern and southern Mediterranean locations (and camels). Jordan in 2007 was a revelation in archaeology, biblical sites, Middle East history, and especially Arab culture.

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