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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

Bringing Dead Sea Scrolls to Life
 
By Saeb Rawashdeh - Feb 02,2017 - Last updated at Feb 02, 2017

AMMAN — "For those who first fell upon a number of ancient scrolls inside a West Bank cave in 1947, the magnitude of their discovery was slow to reveal itself. 
 
Eventually catching the attention of a biblical scholar and archaeologist, the newly-unearthed documents would “later [be] described as ‘The most important discovery of the 20th century’,” Omar Ghul, an epigrapher from Yarmouk University, explained."

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

Roadworks Threaten Jordan's Ancient Caves Near Jerash
 
3/13/2017 05:00:00 PM
 
"The Director of the Old Testament Centre Yousef Zuraiqat on Saturday urged the authorities to protect ancient caves at risk of destruction or burial by roadworks near Jerash, 45km north of Amman."

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:02 AM

Underwater Search Planned for Clues to Early Islamic City of Ayla
 
By Hana Namrouqa - May 05,2017 - Last updated at May 05,2017

 

AMMAN — "For the first time ever, archaeologists will carry out an underwater excavation in July in the Gulf of Aqaba, hoping to discover the sunken ruins of the early Islamic city of Ayla, a marine conservationist said on Thursday."

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

Khirbat Iskandar Reveals 'Crucial Time Span in History of Jordan' — Italian Archaeologist  
 
MENAFN - Jordan Times - 15/05/2017 
 
"(MENAFN - #Jordan Times) AMMAN — A 'fascination' with the practice of archaeology was one of the driving motives for Marta D'Andrea, an Italian archaeologist from Sapienza University of Rome, to come to #Jordan and take part in numerous archaeological projects.
 
'I came to #Jordan for the first time in May 2005, when I was involved in the archaeological excavations at Khirbat Al Batrawy, in the Zarqa District directed by Lorenzo Nigro of Sapienza University of Rome,' she said."

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

Jordan - Swiss Archaeologist Examines Ancient Nabateans' Water Technology
 
MENAFN - Jordan Times - 20/05/2017 
 
(MENAFN - #Jordan Times) AMMAN — "The infrastructure of Petra, the capital of the ancient Nabateans, still remains a mystery to most people who visit this heritage site. The focus of tourists when they arrive to Petra is to find splendid monuments, temples, shrines, churches and market places, but the water infrastructure and the way Nabateans preserved water for irrigation and drinking is relatively unknown, noted Ulrich Bellwald, a Swiss archaeologist,conservator and architect."

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:35 AM

Canadian Scholars Explore Ancient Nabataean Site of Hawara
 
By Saeb Rawashdeh - Jun 22,2017 - Last updated at June 22, 2017
 
AMMAN — "The ancient Nabataean site of Hawara has been the focus of the research of two Canadian scholars. 
 
The rock-cut tombs in the necropolis west of Hawara, modern Humayma, 280km south of Amman, are the only visible Nabataean structures at the site other than the rain-fed cisterns and the aqueduct that supplied the former way station, garrison and trading post with water from the surrounding mountains, according to John P. Oleson."
 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:14 AM

Hundreds of Stone Tombs Discovered in Land of 'Dead Fire'
 
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | July 13, 2017 06:31am ET
 
"Hundreds of ancient stone tombs, some made with towering, flattened rocks, have been discovered in Jebel Qurma, a desert region in Jordan that is so desolate that one early explorer called it a land of "dead fire."
 
Though an abundance of people once called Jebel Qurma home, its climate is now inhospitable, and very few people live there."Except for a short period in the spring, the whole of this country looks like a dead fire — nothing but cold ashes," wrote Group Capt. Lionel Rees, an officer in the British Royal Air Force, in an article he published in 1929 in the journal Antiquity."
 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:41 AM

Droning on in the Badia: UAVs and Site Documentation at Wadi al-Qattafi

 

Available until August 18, 2017

 
"Near Eastern Archaeology, June 2017,"Droning on in the Badia: UAVs and Site Documentation at Wadi al-Qattafi" by Austin "Chad" Hill (Dartmouth College) and Yorke M. Rowan (Oriental Institute).
 
Drones, or Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are quickly changing approaches to archaeological mapping. They are effective tools for documenting smaller ancient features that might be missed by the resolution limitations of satellite imagery. As part of the Eastern Badia Archaeological Project, this article presents the preliminary results of a large-scale aerial survey of Wadi al-Qattafi, Jordan undertaken to map the kites and smaller features concentrated around and on top of the basalt mesas in the area ..."
 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule
 

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | August 15, 2017 07:04am ET
 
"An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.
 
The ancient house was likely undergoing a remodel when, on Jan. 18, 749, the massive earthquake struck Jerash, located in what is now Jordan, the researchers of a new study found."

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

‘First Of-Its-Kind’ Hellenistic Temple Discovered in Umm Qais
 
By Ahmed Bani Mustafa - Aug 14,2017 - Last updated at Aug 14,2017

AMMAN — "A “first-of-its-kind” Hellenistic temple in the Levant region has been discovered in Umm Qais, an archaeologist said on Monday.
 
An archaeological excavation team from Yarmouk University has recently discovered a Hellenistic temple and network of water tunnels, Atef Sheyyab, president of the archaeology department at the university told the Jordan Times."

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:22 AM

Of interest:

 

Friday, August 25, 2017
 
The Jordanian Lead Codices: (3) The Abgar-Selaman Epitaph
 
"THIS IS MY THIRD POST commenting on Samuel Zinnner's comprehensive report on the Jordanian Lead Codices: Son of the Star: Bar Kokhba and the Jordanian lead books, which has been published online by the Centre for the Study of the Jordanian Lead Books."

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:36 AM

Walking Through History on the Spectacular Jordan Trail

 

By Gail Simmons, destination guide expert
 
27 NOVEMBER 2017 • 12:35PM
 
"It was late morning and I was sitting on a rock atop a mountain in southern Jordan, munching on a date and taking in the vast panorama of the Great Rift Valley spread out before me. This spectacle was my reward for two hours spent scaling a steep Bedouin track, a clamber punctuated by frequent stops to catch my breath and inhale the scent of boot-trodden thyme. I’d been up since before dawn, when the stars were still etched in the sky, and had just completed the first major climb of my four-day hiking trip on the new Jordan Trail."

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