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Shifting Sands: Lawrence of Arabia and the Great Arab Revolt


The mud and blood of the First World War's Western Front scarred a weary British nation. 

So when an American reporter stumbled upon a dashing British soldier in Arab dress in distant Jerusalem, the publicity machine went into overdrive. Soon the glamorous story of Lawrence of Arabia and his dazzling exploits spread across the world. 

But who was this larger-than-life character who fought with the desert tribes during the Great Arab Revolt to help topple the Turkish Ottoman Empire? How much of Lawrence's story is true? How did the events he took part in shape today's war-torn Middle East? 

Discover the extraordinary tale through artefacts, testimony and the results of years of research by a team of intrepid archaeologists in Jordan.