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A Q&A with Expert Rebecca Foote

By , | April 6, 2014

Q: What would you like Smithsonian travelers to take away from Jordan at the conclusion of this special journey?

A: I hope that Smithsonian travelers leave Jordan with rich multi-sensory memories of the people, the monuments, and the landscapes. I hope I am able to provide insights into the complexity of the culture—past and present—and the challenges and the achievements, leaving participants with an enthusiasm to return to the region.


Rebecca Foote

Rebecca Foote has been an archaeologist in Jordan for over twenty years, specializing in Islamic architecture. She recently completed a research position with the University of Reading (U.K.), where she examined past indicators for water management in the steppe and semi-desert of Jordan (e.g. dams, reservoirs, field terracing) to help predict and improve its future management in arid parts of the Levantine region. Rebecca received her Ph.D from Harvard University and is currently head of catalogue publications for the Khalili Islamic art Collection in London.

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