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Michael Morris, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2018

Michael Morris is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow in fall 2018, currently working to conserve two marble Aphrodite figures found at Petra’s North Ridge Excavations conducted under ACOR Board members S. Thomas Parker and Megan Perry. After an initial polychrome study by Mark Abbe, these extraordinary figures will be conserved and exhibited in the new Petra …

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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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The Petra Papyri—An Archive from Petra’s Byzantine Past

Aerial view of the Petra Church, excavated by ACOR in the early 1990s, where the famous Petra Papyri were discovered. Photo from ACOR archive. In the early 1990s, a Byzantine church on a hillside above the city center of Petra with beautiful mosaic floors was excavated by the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in …

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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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