Su­san Or­lean

Smithsonian Magazine - - Con­trib­u­tors -

On her first trip to the Mid­dle East, the ac­claimed jour­nal­ist and au­thor says, “I found my­self fall­ing in love with Jor­dan.” She was there to re­port on how 3-D map­ping tech­nol­ogy is be­ing used to cap­ture

the an­cient Na­batean king­dom (p. 26). “There are a lot of times we think of an­tiq­uity and moder­nity be­ing at odds. But in

Pe­tra they co­ex­ist pretty com­fort­ably.”

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