Wings Over the Nile with Professor Emerita Martha Crenshaw
Egypt and Jordan: The Nile River, Sinai Desert, and the Dead Sea
Nov. 28 – Dec. 12, 2008
Few places arouse more fascination and curiosity than Egypt and the great carved city of Petra, where history has been recorded in manuscripts and temples dating back more than 5,000 years. See some of the greatest monuments of the ancient world aboard a private chartered plane and luxurious Nile cruise ship with tour host Professor of Government Emerita Martha Crenshaw. Drawing on her many years of teaching a popular course at Wesleyan on “Conflict in the Middle East,” Professor Crenshaw will add her insights about politics in the Middle East and dilemmas for American policy. In her company, explore the kingdom of the Pharaohs and the Christian heritage at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert, before relaxing along the scenic shores of the Dead Sea. In Jordan, visit Aqabah, Petra, and the ancient city of Jerash — which is remarkably preserved and known as the “Pompeii of the East.”
Price: $5,795 plus airfare
A pre-trip program to Alexandria is available.