Trip scholar

Dr Bill Finlayson, Project Director – EAMENA Project, University of Oxford

In the last 20 years, Dr Finlayson's fieldwork has been focussed in Jordan, including major excavations of the Neolithic sites of WF16, Shahara, Dhra’, and Beidha, survey, experimental archaeology, site conservation, site presentation, and public awareness. He is currently leading an AHRC Newton-Khalidi with partners in Yarmouk University and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities, working to inspire a new generation of staff and students in prehistoric archaeology.


  • Explore Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns

  • Uncover the history of Lawrence of Arabia in Jordan, with a 4×4 trip to Tooth Hill Camp, Tell Shahm Fort and Wadi Rum Fort

  • Look for prehistoric rock engravings at Wadi Rum

  • Enjoy a stay at a comfortable desert lodge and a traditional Bedouin dinner under starry skies

  • Drive along the famous King’s Highway to visit the Madaba Map mosaic and fabulous crusader castle of Shobak


22 April – 1 May 2022


From £2995 per person

More information

On this fascinating journey you will explore the many wonders of Jordan in the company of trip scholar Dr Bill Finlayson. Having undertaken more than 20 years of field work in Jordan, Dr Finlayson will guide you with special insights and lectures as you travel over the Ras el Negev into the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Together you will explore the colonnaded avenues, temples and gateways of the ruins of Jerash and uncover the history of Lawrence of Arabia with visits to key campaign sites.

Further details & bookings

 Temple World
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