An exhibition of archaeological aerial photographs taken by Robert Bewley, David Kennedy and their team, now celebrating 20 years of discovery and research, is currently on display at the Royal Geographical Society in London
Dates: Wednesday 2 March to Wednesday 6 April
Location: Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers),
1 Kensington Gore,
- Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (closed Good Friday 25 March and Easter Monday 27 March)
- Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Exhibition Road pavilion
- Free entry
An international team of archaeologists has been exploring Jordan’s rich archaeological heritage from the air. The exhibition will showcase sites from the prehistoric period, as well as Greek, Roman, Christian and Islamic period archaeology, The exhibition will also include twentieth century remnants from the First World War (see www.apaame.org).
During their expeditions they have not only discovered new sites, but also recorded a significant change in the Jordanian landscape that has affected Jordan’s archaeology. Many sites which were once isolated or untouched have become enveloped by urban and village development, or been affected by agricultural practices. The photographs also show illegal looting of artefacts from significant archaeological sites.
The project has provided the springboard for a broader project on Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa, recording archaeological sites using satellite imagery and historic air photographs.