A Portrait of Jean Louis Burckhardt
Burckhardt, born 200 years ago this week, was one of the world's greatest explorers. The first European to enter Petra, he discovered the colossal figures at Abu Simbel and lived for many months in Mecca, disguised as an Arab. He died in Cairo at the age of 32, worn out by his travels - travels which were only intended as a 'dress-rehearsal' for a larger project he never lived to complete.
Narrated by Malcolm Billings Script by BARRY CARMAN Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
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Jean Louis Burckhardt:
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