Bert de Vries’ sudden passing at the end of March still feels more akin to a troubling dream than to reality. That uneasy feeling will no doubt persist for quite […]
From 21 May to 14 June new excavations were carried out at Umm el-Jimal as part of the Calvin College Archaeological Field School and in support of two of the […]
During the 2019 excavation season for Umm el-Jimal, I was part of an archeological excavation team of a trench to discover more of the history of Umm el-Jimal and how […]
For this season at Umm El-Jimal, I was assigned a trench that will be along the water channel that is scheduled to be put in later this summer. The purpose […]
My trench for this season was FF08. It was one of three exploratory trenches dug in advance of the water project at Umm el-Jimal. The purpose of the water project […]
As archaeology students at Calvin College, each of us were given our own trenches and teams to manage and direct as we excavate to provide further data and research for […]
Ever since I was a curious 5 year-old my dad has been traveling to Jordan as an archaeologist, promising every time, every single time, he’ll bring me and the rest […]
The West church is one of the most recognizable structures at Umm al-Jimal, with a series of four impressive arches running perpendicular to the city’s busiest road. During the height […]
My trench for the 2019 Umm el-Jimal field season is a looter’s pit in the Southwest church. Only a few years ago, the church’s amazing plaster floors, complete with inscribed […]
My name is Reagan, I’m a freshman at Calvin College, and my favourite drink is Twinnings Earl Grey Tea, two sugars and a dash of milk. I’m currently working at […]
Our 2019 field season is underway, with some exciting new trenches and some new faces (including me). In this post, I’ll provide a brief overview of the various strands of […]
The Municipality of Umm Al-Jamal in Mafraq Governorate received the Patriarch of Antioch and the rest of the Levant Maronite Cardinal Mar Bishara Boutros Al-Ra’i on Tuesday, July 24, in […]
I. Project Goals and Trail Development Creation of the East Interpretive Trail was one of the goals of the SCHEP Phase I Project, done in cooperation with the Department of […]
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The preservation of Umm el-Jimal’s Commodus Gate and West Entry Area was completed through a permit-based partnership with the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. The work was funded by USAID […]
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In the most recent ACOR Newsletter, Bert de Vries reviews the completed projects including Conservation of the House XVII–XVIII Complex and the virtual museum and provides plans for the most […]
As another summer field season draws to a close, the UJ15 team took a few minutes at dawn for our annual team photo outside ancient Umm el-Jimal’s Commodus Gate in […]
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Phase II of the Umm el-Jimal Project’s 2014 AFCP preservation field work capitalized on the Phase I clearing of the House XVII-XVIII Complex courtyards, with excavation ten small trenches to […]
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Having received a renewal grant for 2014 from the U.S. State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, Phase I work this spring has focused on further conservation and presentation of […]
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