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Janet Duncan Jones

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Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. She received her B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet is an active field archaeologist specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, ancient urbanization, ancient technology with a focus on ancient glass production, and environmental history. Her publications focus on ancient technology and the impact of those technologies on ancient landscapes. Her current research focuses on the impact of the Moors in southern Spain on urbanism, architecture, technology, and intellectual history. Janet is full of stories from her extensive travels in the Mediterranean and Middle East and from over 20 years of archaeological field work in Greece at Athens and Corinth, in Turkey at Gordion and Gritille Hoyuk, in Tunisia at Carthage, and in Jordan at el-Lejjun, Humayma, and Aqaba.

What Our Travelers Say

Not only did her lectures spark high interest, but she continued to be a resource every time a question popped up during tours, meals, etc.

- Jean H., Ancient Egypt and the Nile

Fabulous ability to teach and pull lots of things together.  Always relevant and interesting.

- Robert E., Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal

Upcoming Tours

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $6,297
Jan 7, 2023 - Jan 20, 2023

Featuring Abu Simbel
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Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal

15 days | Starting at: $5,874
Mar 23, 2023 - Apr 6, 2023
Sep 28, 2023 - Oct 12, 2023

Featuring Historic Paradores and Pousadas
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Spain’s Andalusia: A One-Week Stay in Antequera

9 days | Starting at: $4,290
Apr 27, 2023 - May 5, 2023
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Highlights of Italy

16 days | Starting at: $6,374
Oct 26, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
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