View from the Field:
The CWA-backed dig, the Great Arab Revolt Project, is now in its second season. In November 2007, we returned to Jordan to excavate more sites associated with Lawrence of Arabia’s war against the Turks. Lisa Corti and Anna Gow were among the volunteers on the 25-person field team. This is their account.
Below The only remains still standing of AqabatHijaz station on the Hijaz Railway in Southern Jordan. The rest of its fine Late Ottoman masonry has been bulldozed away in the service of a local myth – that here, and on every other Late Ottoman site, caches of wartime gold lie buried. Photo: Nick Saunders.
Above Remembrance Day at Aqabat Hijaz.
On the site of a First World War desert battlefield, at 11 o’clock on 11 November, GARP volunteers assemble to hear a war poem and hold a minute’s silence.
Photo: Nick Saunders.