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JORDAN’S PETRA – “ROSE RED CITY HALF AS OLD AS TIME”— AND AQABA
PART OF THE SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING
FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 9 , 2013)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Summer Academy Professor Adrian Kerr on Tuesday, May 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

Professor Kerr’s class will discuss Aqaba, the starting point for excursions to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent Nabatean stronghold — “the rose red city half as old as time” –- was carved out of pink sandstone cliffs during mid-Roman times. A major trading center with a critical water supply for Arab caravans, it was rediscovered in the early 19th Century by the Swiss explorer Stresult. This unique archaeological site has been featured in many movies, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Tickets for the class are $10. To purchase a ticket, please call (239) 489-8472.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrian Kerr back to The Academy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “He has a wonderful way of making history come alive for us in his informative and interesting presentations.”

Kerr is the author of "Ancient Egypt and Us," a concise yet sweeping review of three thousand years of history that focuses on how our modern religion, literature, art, architecture, medicine, cosmetics, warfare, peace treaties, mathematics, government, women’s empowerment and science all have their roots in ancient Egypt.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.

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