Khaznat al-Faroun at Petra, Jordan. Photo taken by Calvin College professor Bert DeVries

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News: March 9, 2005

A Behind-The-Scene Sneak Peak at Petra

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Chris Williams, Cincinnati Art Museum, skillfully guides an artifact into place.
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Joel Zwart, director of Calvin's Center Art Gallery, examines the carved stone from below.
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Lifting one piece just a 1/4 inch takes the team's full effort.
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Brian McDowell, Westshore Rigging, gently lowers the next artifact.
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The carved monuments up front.
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The exhibit's largest piece is slowly lowered into place.
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The nearly 4-foot-tall bust of Dushara weighs some 2,100 lbs!
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After careful re-positioning the bust its rigging is lifted away.
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Joel Zwart secures the installation using wooden shims.
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The plans show there's much to do before opening day, April 4th!

Photography by Luke Robinson

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