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ACOR@50

  Miriam Saleh, Development Officer, reflects on ACOR’s past, present and future. PAST In 2018, ACOR will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Like many in Jordan, our research center relocated in 1968 to Amman in response to the Six-Day War. In a small flat, with a handful of books that one could scarcely call a library, …

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Aerial View of ACOR from Helicopter (October 2015) Source: Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (Photographer: Rebecca Banks) (APAAME_20151001_RHB-0525). See www.apaame.org

“Perspectives on ACOR’s Role” by Dr. Barbara A. Porter & Dr. Glenn J. Corbett

Perspectives on ACOR’s Role in Preserving and Presenting Jordan’s Heritage Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, ACOR Associate Director Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture: This presentation will reflect on the history of ACOR, which is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting research and publication …

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What Lies Beneath—New Insights into Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions

View of the Temple of the Winged Lions site within Petra. Since its inception, a major goal of the TWLCRM Initiative has been the stabilization of the temple complex's southwest quadrant, particularly the large exposed rubble section (visible behind the arches near the bottom of the photo) that is in danger of collapse. Photo by …

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Sugar, Safi, and SCHEP—An ACOR Video Lecture by Archaeologist Konstantinos Politis

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 second video in the series, adapted from the February 2016 ACOR public lecture of archaeologist Konstantinos Politis, reveals the remarkable origins of industrial …

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When Bread Is More than Just Bread

Toasty and plump from having just been baked, loaves of classic khubz ‘arabī—or Arabic pita bread—come off the bakery conveyor to be bagged and then sold by the kilogram to Amman’s residents. Bakeries lie at the center of communal life in Jordan’s cities and towns. They mark daily rhythms and movements in countless neighborhoods. The …

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The Women of the TWLCRM

ACOR Board Member Anne Dunn (left) with TWLCRM team members and cooperative leaders (from left) Ageleh Jmeidi, Jawar Jdeilat, and Khatima Jdeilat in May 2013. Above Ageleh is Khatima’s daughter, Fadia. Since joining ACOR’s Board of Trustees in 2012, I have been fascinated by the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative’s …

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The Distinguished Career of ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi

Chef Mohammed Adawi received the W.F. Albright Service Award from Director Dr. Barbara A. Porter on 6 December 2015 in a ceremony at ACOR. The award recognizes his long and outstanding service to ACOR. Photo by S. Harpending. Since ACOR’s founding in 1968, Chef Mohammed (Abu Ahmed) Adawi has been preparing meals for ACOR fellows, …

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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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An Archaeological Tour of Madaba

Personification of a Season from the Burnt Palace; photo by Mary Scott, from Madaba Cultural Heritage (1996). The Madaba Archaeological Park in the heart of Madaba was initiated in 1991 by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The park includes …

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