In this course, students will learn the history and secrets of Petra, the Rose Red City. Who built this desert fortress  and why? What secrets are carved into the faces of the cliffs at Petra? And what makes this location so famous today? Learn these answers and more in this adventurous course! 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Ancient Knowledge - Petra - The Rose Red City

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Petra - The Rose Red City - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Petra - The Rose Red City - VIDEO

    • Petra - The Rose Red City - QUIZ

    • Petra - The Rose Red City - IMAGES

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Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (, the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education