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

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Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-7800

Experience Experience
Return to the PETRA homepage April 4, 2005 - August 15, 2005
Lost City of Stone


What Visitors are Saying About Petra

"I liked it so much I would like all of my friends to see it."

"Superb! Exceeded my expectations."

"I learned so much and am glad I came."

"It is a good way to experience the Middle East without going there."

"It's an opportunity to learn about other cultures and their history."

"It was more comprehensive than I expected which was a large plus."

"I'll be back — with my husband!"

"Thank you to Calvin College and its sponsors. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

"We were not able to include Petra on a trip to Israel six years ago. We're so glad to have Petra come to us!"

"Very nice display — a beautiful building!"

"Important history lesson."

"Thank you for a wonderful exhibit."

"A good opportunity to know a different culture."

"I came from Florida to see the exhibit. It was wonderful. I know that in the future I would plan a trip to see Petra in person."

"Everything was excellent. Very much enjoyed the exhibit."

"The only thing missing was Harrison Ford."

"We spent almost three hours in the exhibit!"

"What a bargain."

"Virtual tour helped give a feeling of being there."

"The exhibition was incredible."

"Our world is getting smaller and this helps our perspective."

"I never realized the civilization existed and was amazed at the talent and ability of the Nabataeans."

"I loved the stone carvings."

"Exhibit was beautifully done."

"The method of water management (at Petra) was very interesting."

"The virtual tour was wonderfully done and Ronay's photographs were beautifully displayed."

"We have been to Petra; this exhibit was a very good representation of the actual site."

"Must come back to finish entire exhibit!"

"I thought it was the coolest. I would so come again!"

"Loved it. But I would have liked a guide."

"Very worthwhile exhibit; very informative."

"Once in a lifetime experience."

"Totally astonished at the detail of the objects."

"Such artistry and craftsmanship — extraordinary!"

"Petra's a lot bigger than the bit they showed in 'The Last Crusade.' Beautiful art and ingenious engineering (it must have taken some great minds to devise the water systems)."

"The exhibit is very well done. Thank you for the opportunity. It was amazing!"

"Quite comprehensive. Good show!"

"This was the best presentation I have ever seen. First class. A+."

"Great website!"

"This is truly an extraordinary exhibition." - Karim Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico

"This major exhibit at Calvin College's Prince Conference Center is worth the hype." - John Gonzalez, Grand Rapids Press

"My daughter and I visited the Petra exhibit and ate lunch there as well. The hummus was the best we've ever tasted."

"I came with my children ages five to 15 and each one enjoyed it and learned from it."

"Beautiful items in the gift shop; great food in the cafe."

"I found the ingenuity of the Nabataean people remarkable."

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