PRLog - Sep. 3, 2014 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Most people only know Petra as the backdrop for several Hollywood movies, but what you see is just one small part of this five-mile long city in western Jordan, rich in history and culture. Jessica Pociask, owner of WANT Expeditions, will present a seminar on the history of Petra at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2014. Hear about the sweeping deserts of ruby-red sand and verdant forests filled with wild animals from an expert who is passionate about this ancient kingdom.
Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World (http://world.new7wonders.com/
This mysterious city went untouched by the outside world for centuries until it was “rediscovered”
Pociask will take seminar attendees on a virtual tour of this mystifying desert mecca, sharing its secrets and explaining its awe-inspiring construction. Learn about the people who built Petra, why they chose that location and how they created these advanced structures with Neolithic tools. Discover the archaeological wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site including the Treasury, the Great Temple, beautifully painted frescoes from the first century A.D., and the city’s largest monument and spiritual center, the Monastery.
You can also take a literal tour of Petra with Pociask and WANT Expeditions March 19-28, 2015 on the Jordan Culture and Nature Safari (http://wantexpeditions.com/
For more information about the Petra Seminar (http://smithsonianassociates.org/
For more information about the Jordan Culture and Nature Safari, call 231-620-9268 or visit the WANT Expeditions website at www.wantexpeditions.com.
About Jessica Pociask:
Jessica Pociask is an expedition leader, travel writer, nature photographer, and owner of WANT Expeditions (http://wantexpeditions.com/)