Petra (re)Discovery Bicentennial

Tip o’ the pileus to Lindsay Powell for directing us to this article in History Today, marking the bicentennial (August 22, 1812) of the ‘rediscovery’ of Petra by J.L. Burckhardt:

To add to the celebrations — and I’m not sure how long this one will stay on the web once I mention it — here’s the Petra installment from National Geographic’s Ancient Megastructures series (focussing on the construction of the Khazneh/Treasury):

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas septembres

ante diem x kalendas septembres

¶   Vulcanalia — a festival in honour of Vulcan, which included games in the Circus Maximus

¶  rites in honour of Maia and the Nymphs

¶  rites in honour of Ops Opifera and Hora Quirini

¶  93 A.D. — death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, father-in-law of the historian Tacitus, and subject of the latter’s biography

¶  303 A.D. — martyrdom of Asterius and companions