Transjordania to Be Studied for Archaeological Remains of Ancient Semitic Peoples

Dr. Nelson Glueck, Bible and Semitic languages professor at Hebrew Union College, will lead an archaeological research expedition into Transjordania in January, it was announced here yesterday. The expedition will be under the auspices of the Hebrew Union College and the American School of Oriental Research.

A wasteland 150 miles wide between the Gulf of Akaba and the Dead Sea’s tip will be investigated. Information regarding lost culture of ancient people who lived there from 2,500 B.C.E. to the year 200 of the modern era will be sought.

Earlier this year Dr. Glueck made notable discoveries in Transjordania. He will be met at Mann, Transjordania, by George Horsfield, British director of the Transjordan Antiquities Department. Ancient trade routes through the region and the lands of the Edomites and Nabataens will be carefully studied and mapped out.

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