Calvin to show Petra exhibit
Friday, October 15, 2004
By Matt Vandebunte
The Grand Rapids Press
In the movies, it is the dramatic cliffside temple where Indiana Jones went in search of the Holy Grail. In history, Petra was the crossroads of international commerce in what is now southern Jordan during the rise of Christianity.
This spring, relics of Petra will come to Calvin College, as the school mounts its first museum-scale exhibit.
"It's a pretty major undertaking," said Gaylen Byker, president of the 4,186-student school.
"Petra: Lost City of Stone" will be displayed from April 4 to Aug. 15. It will be the third American stop following its opening in New York and current stop in Cincinnati.
Saturday, October 16, 2004
CALVIN COLLEGE will be hosting the Petra: Lost City in Stone exhibition next year: