Lawrence of Arabia's exploits 'backed up' by archaeology
Archaeological remains that support Lawrence of Arabia’s account of his World War One exploits have gone on display in the UK for the first time.
In his Seven Pillars of Wisdom, British officer TE Lawrence, documented how he helped lead an Arabic uprising against the Ottoman empire in 1916.
Some historians have cast doubt on his account as much of it was unverifiable.
Artefacts found in Jordan are on display at the National Civil War Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
A trained archaeologist, Lawrence was feted during his lifetime as a hero who helped defeat the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East, leading small guerrilla forces.
Neil Faulkner, from the Great Arab Revolt Project (GARP), has spent the last 10 years working in the Jordanian desert, and comparing it with Lawrence’s memoir of leading the Arab revolt, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Read more.