Excavations at the Fortified Royal Palace of Machaerus — An ACOR Video Lecture by Archaeologist Győző Vörös

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The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides stimulating and accessible discussions of new research into Jordan’s past and present, as presented by leading scholars and researchers working in Jordan and neighboring countries. This third video in the series, adapted from the December 2015 ACOR public lecture of archaeologist Győző Vörös, outlines the work of the Hungarian Machaerus Research Project and provides background about previous excavation campaigns at the site.

About the lecture
This lecture celebrates the publication of Machaerus II—The Hungarian Archaeological Mission in the Light of the American-Baptist and Italian-Franciscan Excavations and Surveys—Final Report 1968—2015.


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About Győző Vörös
Voros_pic_200pxDr. Vörös is an archaeologist and architect who has been conducting excavations and surveys at Mukawir, ancient Machaerus, since 2009 in conjunction with the Jordanian Department of Antiquities. He published the first volume on this site, Machaerus I, in 2013.

Vörös’ previous archaeological projects were in Egypt and Cyprus, where he served as the Director of the Hungarian Excavations. His archaeological publications include excavation reports on the Thoth Hill Temple in Thebes, the seaside acropolises of Taposiris Magna (west of Alexandria), and Paphos (the Greco-Roman capital of Cyprus).

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