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Find out how one of the region’s brightest minds is connected to an infamous British glamour model

December 17, 2008 4:25 by

Dr. Talal Akasheh

The soft-spoken, passionate academic has dedicated 26 years of his life to documenting Petra scientifically. In December 2008, he became the first Arab Rolex Award Laureate in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise’s 32-year history. He has vowed to continue his efforts to preserve the ancient city of Petra: “I could not look at such beauty without saying: Maybe I can help. Maybe not a lot, but perhaps a little, I can help.”

Dr. Akasheh is a chemistry professor at the Hashemite University of Jordan and its former Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. The university is named after the country’s ruling family, and is visited frequently by the one of the royal family’s most visible personalities…



  1. John Hisher on December 18, 2008 1:00 pm

    This 6 degrees series is the most ludicrous and lowsy form of journalism. In this instance, Using a catchy headline to attract people to read how a VIP is connected to a glamour model, when in fact, there is NO connection at all is Absolutely stupid and cheap journalism. Maybe Kippreport is run by people who used to work at News of the World, or some classy outfit like that?

  2. Boryana on December 18, 2008 7:53 pm

    I agree. This is ignorance and cheap sensationalism. Using the six degrees of separation theory to create an interesting feature is an original idea, but if you want to do it, do it right. Maybe you can start by reading this:

  3. 9vibes on December 21, 2008 3:45 pm

    Absolutely. Kipp this does not sound like you. Please stop this BS. I mean this is some cheap tabloid material. It inst really required here … or is it .. you decide


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