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 […]
Recently, this summer the Umm el-Jimal Archaeological Project team, using funding from USAID-ACOR-SCHEP, created and installed 33 bilingual signs, in English and Arabic, along the interpretive trail at Umm el-Jimal. […]
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 […]
Team photo, Norad Workshop held at ACOR in Amman, 26 March – 2 April, 2017. Our group posing with Tariq al-Mhairat (wearing blue tie), U of Jordan Museum Curator, consists […]
WATER PROJECT REPORT – October-November 2016 Field Season By Bert de Vries, 13 December 2016 Summary of Field Season, Oct 10 – Nov 2 The primary goal of this season […]
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UMM EL-JIMAL WATER SYSTEM PRESERVATION AND REACTIVATION UMM EL-JIMAL PROJECT (UJP) Report on Field Work, 11 Oct – 13 Nov, 2015, to the Department of Antiquities Funded by NORHED/NORAD of […]
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Preliminary Report, 6 September 2015 Archaeology at Umm el-Jimal, April-September 2015, in the NORHED Birzeit-Bergen URBAN TRANSFORMATION Program Bert de Vries Umm el-Jimal Project Director Summary of Project A. The […]
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Um Al Jimal was featured in an article in The Jordan Times that revisits the history of Um Al Jimal. Read more about the great basalt city in which Umm […]
Umm el-Jimal Project staff attended the 2016 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from November 16-19, 2016. ASOR, a scholarly association with over 90 affiliated […]
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 […]
Members of the Umm el-Jimal Project joined archaeologists, practitioners, and scholars from around the world for the 13th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan. Sponsored by the […]
“The Middle Eastern Heritage Debate is Becoming Worryingly Colonial.” This thought-provoking article by Oxford research fellow Mirjam Birsius in The Conversation highlighted the Umm el-Jimal Project’s community-based approach to cultural […]
Umm el-Jimal Project staff attended the 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 18-22, 2015. ASOR, a scholarly association with over 90 affiliated institutions, […]
The Umm el-Jimal Project and Open Hand Studios joined archaeologists, scholars, and government officials from a variety of universities and agencies across the globe to share the work we’ve done […]
Hello fellow archaeology enthusiasts! My name is Lauren Coughlin and I am working for the Umm el-Jimal Project. I am a graduate student at the American University of Rome studying […]
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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