Great Arab Revolt Project
View from the fortifications at Fassu'ah Ridge
down into Batn Al Ghul.
in the desert
From June 1916 to October 1918, war raged through the Arab territories of the disintegrating Ottoman Empire. In contrast to the mud and blood of the Western Front, it seemed a romantic war fought by traditional desert warriors riding camels. And, in Colonel T. E. Lawrence, it produced one of the great British celebrities of the 20th century.
But it was more than this. The Arab Revolt pioneered a new form - a people's war - and helped create the modern Middle East. Now a new field project is underway to investigate the history and archaeology of this seminal event. British and Jordanian colleagues are working with volunteers, students and local communities to map and investigate the remains, record the oral histories, and develop new heritage sites for Jordan and its many visitors.
Welcome to the Great Arab
Revolt website. We hope you find it informative. You will certainly
discover information about this exciting project, which
completed 9 seasons of fieldwork in November 2015. Keep an eye out
here, and on the blog at
http://garp-2014.blogspot.co.uk/ for information about publications,
seminars and other activities related to the project.
Video: The Making of the Middle East 1914-1918:
Lawrence of Arabia's War
Lots of new information about the discoveries of the project,
including Lawrence's secret desert camp and many found artefacts is now
being released via press and media reports, which may be found on
the latest blog updates here. All images
on this site are copyright the original photographer/GARP 2007 and may
not be used without permission.
All images on this site are copyright the original photographer/GARP 2007 and may not be used without permission.