A Visit to The Palestine Exploration Fund Followed by Dinner

Wednesday 19th June, 2024,

17:15 at PEF, Dreadnought Walk, Greenwich SE10 9FR

(There is the option, for those who wish, to take the Uber River Boat from Westminster Pier, at their own expense. Meeting at 4.00pm. Oyster Cards may be used.)

The visit will be followed by dinner at The Sail Loft, a short stroll from PEF

The Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) was founded under the royal patronage of Queen Victoria in 1865 by a group of distinguished academics and clergymen, most notably the Dean of Westminster Abbey, Arthur Stanley, and Sir George Grove. The original mission statement of the PEF was to promote research into the archaeology and history, manners and customs and culture, topography, geology and natural sciences of biblical Palestine and the Levant. This all provides a rich background from which the three Abrahamic faiths emerged.

The Chief Executive & Curator, Felicity Cobbing, will introduce us to the PEF, and make available some of the most interesting highlights of its vast collection. She has excavated in Jordan with the British Museum, and worked throughout the Middle East, particularly Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Widely published on the archaeology and the history of archaeology in the Levant, she is co-author with Dr Raouf Sa’d Abujaber of Beyond the River – Ottoman Transjordan in Original Photographs, and with David M. Jacobson on Distant Views of the Holy Land.

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Event Details

Event dates: 19th June
Applications open: 15th March
Applications close: 4th June
Price: £15.00

Event Properties

Event Date 19-06-2024 5:15 pm
Event End Date 19-06-2024 11:00 pm
Cut off date 04-06-2024 11:55 pm
Individual Price £15.00

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