Muaffaq Hazza

Muaffaq Hazza is an archaeologist and graduate candidate in classical archaeology at Al Bayt University. Having grown up in Umm el-Jimal, he continues to call it home along with his family. Muaffaq has worked on the Umm el-Jimal Project since his youth and currently serves as an archaeologist and coordinator for its grant-funded programs and field seasons. His research interests and academic publications concentrate on early Islamic dynasties and epigraphic remains in the Hauran plain.

West Church Entrance

For many decades, winters in the Badia meant lower temperatures and an occasional night near freezing. Lack of rainfall in winter often meant adding a second season of drought on […]