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The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) promotes research and publication across disciplines with a special emphasis on archaeology in the region. ACOR’s main activities include a fellowship program for scholars, archaeological excavation and restoration projects, other academic programs.


ACOR has recently started a blog on WordPress. Please visit the new blog to read current articles by ACOR fellows and staff as well as some featured content drawn from the archive of ACOR Newsletters. [ ... ]

TWLCRM Initiative

ACOR and the Department of Antiquities (DOA) launched a new cultural resource management (CRM) initiative for the “Temple of the Winged Lions” building complex (TWL) in Petra in 2009. In 20 [ ... ]

ACOR Hostel Overview

ACOR provides accommodation for scholars and students who visit and work in Jordan. These are usually double rooms and roommates are a possibility during times of high occupancy. Rooms have en [ ... ]

ACOR Library

ACOR LIBRARY HOURS & INFO:  Sunday-Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM Saturday:  9 AM - 4 PM Closed Fridays & Holidays ************ Contact us : Tel: 06 - 5346117 Ex [ ... ]

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News & Event

Next ACOR Lecture Wednesday 8 April 2015 @ 6 pm


Call for Participants: Art of the Crusades

SOAS University of London is looking for ten early career academics, curators or PhD students to ...


Temple of the Winged Lions Project Earns Top Honor

  ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management ...


Announcing Nabataean Conference May 2015 in Provo, Utah

  The International Conference on the Nabataean Culture will be held 6-9 May 2015 ...


ACOR T-shirts now for sale

ACOR now has a specially designed T-shirt created for us by Jo-Bedu and available for sale during ...