Death in the desert: The mysterious disappearance of the Palmer Sinai Expedition

1 February 2020

Join us for a free public lecture by Dr Jamie Fraser in our series Travellers in Time.

In August 1882, archaeologist-spy Professor Edward Palmer set off into the Sinai desert disguised as a Bedouin chief with 3000 pounds of gold hidden in his saddlebags. He was never seen alive again. In this talk, Dr Jamie Fraser tracks the footsteps of this ill-fated professor and the Palmer Rescue Expedition that was sent to find him, with far-reaching international consequences.

Jamie Fraser is Senior Curator of the Nicholson Collection. 

 

Image CreditDanger in the Desert, Carl Haag, 1867 [Wikicomons.org]

Event details

  • When: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
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  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Please follow the link below for registration:
  • Registration:https://deathinthedesert.eventbrite.com.au
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    W Nicholson Museum
  • More info: The Nicholson Museum is open to the public and has free admission;
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays
  • Sponsored by:

    This lecture series is sponsored by Academy Travel:

     

    Academy travel


Death in the desert: The mysterious disappearance of the Palmer Sinai Expedition

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
Find us on a Map
When

1 February 2020


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