Life@ACOR

General interest about ACOR facility in Amman

Research in Focus: Rewriting the History of the Great Arab Revolt

Australian Military Historian Neil Dearberg in the ACOR Library in 2015. Photo S. Harpending A captain in the Australian army at the beginning of his career, Neil Dearberg has had a long interest in Australia’s military history, particularly the role ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) forces played in supporting the Sinai and Palestine campaigns …

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ACOR Conservation Technician Naif Zaban and the ACOR Conservation Cooperative

Naif Zaban at the Jordan Museum during the installation of the fall 2010 special exhibit "The Umayyad Mosaics of the Dome of the Rock: A Closer Look," which included reproductions of an arcade spandrel created by the Mosaic Centre in Jericho. Photo by Barbara A. Porter. This story is adapted from the original article that …

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Remembering Wendy Botham – A Life that Lit Up Petra

Wendy Botham at work at her desk at Petra Moon in Wadi Musa. (Photo courtesy of Petra Moon Tourism Services.) Wendy Botham, a friend of ACOR and a dynamic presence in the Wadi Musa community near the Petra Archaeological Park, passed away on 25 September 2014 in Amman. Originally from Texas, she came to Jordan …

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Firas Bqa’in: Archaeologist, Academic, and ACOR Administrator

Firas Bqa'in studies a Kufic inscription from an Umayyad era mosque in Wadi Ramm Phone ACOR on a given workday, sometimes even long after the office has officially closed, and the call will likely be picked up by a cheerful man who helps visiting fellows and scholars arrange airport taxis, book rooms, and extend their …

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