FREE

PEF EVENT

Thu 26th May 2022 (6pm BST)

Sacred Architecture: An exploration of al Aqsa Mosque's complex history and landmarks

Taking up a significant portion of the Old City of Jerusalem, the al-Aqsa sanctuary is an exceptional historical and religious complex. With the Dome of the Rock dominating a central platform, its unique architectural design and empowering golden dome is instantly recognisable the world over.
 
For many Muslims and non-Muslim alike the complex is hidden behind a veil of politics and conflict, with the Dome of the Rock taking centre focus while the rest of the complex is largely ignored. In reality it is a magnificent open-air museum, shrine, campus and public park, all rolled into one.
 

Measuring in at 144 acres, the area contains hundreds of landmarks from raised prayer platforms, to water fountains, schools, shrines, tombs and gates, each a snapshot of a history that spans 14 centuries.

 
Bashar Tabbah will be taking us through a sample of his photographic work on the complex, exploring the evolution of the complex over the centuries.
 
Biography:
Bashar Tabbah’s passion for photography, exploration and history has dominated his life for the past 18 years. Living in Jordan surrounded by historical treasures highly influenced his passion and outlook. He primarily focuses on sites of historical and cultural significance and has travelled extensively, photographing over 400 locations internationally as well as 300 in Jordan.
 
To book your free ticket please phone 020 7935 5379 or email rsvppef@gmail.com
FREE
Olga Tufnell's Perfect Journey

PEF/CBRL joint Webinar

Thu 17th June 2021 (4pm BST)

Olga Tufnell's 'Perfect Journey'

Chaired by Felicity Cobbing (PEF) & Carol Palmer (CBRL)

Discussant Amara Thornton (UCL)

Please book here.

PEF/EGYPT EXPLORATION SOCIETY joint STUDY DAY

Sat 10th July 2021

Between Africa and Asia: New research from the Sinai Peninsula

This online study day, organised in partnership by the Egypt Exploration Society and the Palestine Exploration Fund, will consider some of the latest research into the archaeology and history of this unique landscape from its position as a frontier zone, as a melting pot for early Christianity, through to its late antiquity and subsequent historical exploration and mapping. Please book here.

Banner image: Wadi el-Zuweitin and the plateau of Gebel Katharina in the horizon. © Sinai Peninsula Research (SPR)

FREE

PEF/CBRL joint Webinar

Thu 9th Sept 2020 (4pm)

Was Jordan's Black Desert Green During the Late Neolithic?

You can now access the recording of the webinar on:

Youtube

Soundcloud

See also the article in the Jordan Times.

 

FREE

PEF/CBRL joint lecture

Wed 26th Feb 2020 (6pm) & Fri 28th Feb 2020 (5.30pm)

The Survey of Western Palestine Revisited: The Visible and the Hidden

Limited seats – please book by emailing collections@pef.org.uk

CANCELLED

PEF Event

Thu 19th Mar 2020 (6pm) THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Excavating at Tel el Hesi, Past and Present

Meet archaeologist & Director of the current excavations at Tel el Hesi, Jeffrey Blakely, and get a behind the scenes look at the PEF’s archaeological material from its own excavations at the same site nearly 140 years ago.

Limited seats – please book by emailing collections@pef.org.uk

CANCELLED

PEF/BRITISH MUSEUM LECTURE

Thu 26th Mar 2020 (1.30–2.30pm)THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Workers, Overseers and Interpreters: finding Palestinians in the excavations of the PEF

Book through British Museum website. Some free tickets are available for PEF members. Please book by emailing collections@pef.org.uk.
CANCELLED

PEF/AIAS JOINT LECTURE

Wed 29th Apr 2020 (6pm)

Fishing on the Sea of Galilee in the Early Roman Period

All welcome. Admission free. No ticket required. Enquiries 020 8349 5754.

Cancelled

PEF/BRITISH MUSEUM LECTURE

Thu 4th Jun (4pm)

The Lost Fortress of Umm Tawabin, Jordan

Book through British Museum website. Some free tickets are available for PEF members. Please book by emailing collections@pef.org.uk.