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A group of SCHEP Scholars with H.R.H Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan (center) at ICHAJ 13. Photo by Dr. Barbara A. Porter.

ACOR Insights: September 2016

ACOR Insights: September 2016 USAID-SCHEP Brings New Voices to Jordan's ICHAJ Conference USAID-SCHEP awarded 15 scholarships to university students of archaeology, tourism and heritage, giving Jordanian students from across the country the opportunity to participate in an international conference held in Amman. [td_block_2 custom_title="ACOR-CAORC Fellows" post_ids="2395, 2398" limit="2"][td_block_2 custom_title="ACOR in Focus" post_ids="1524, 748" limit="2"][td_block_2 custom_title="Independent Research [...]

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Key attendees at the AFCP launch event included, from left to right, Eman Abdalsalam (TWLCRM team member and Sela president), Elena Ronza (TWLCRM co-director), Ragini Gupta (U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer), Dr. Emad Hijazeen (PAP Commissioner), Dr. Glenn J. Corbett (ACOR Associate Director and TWLCRM Co-Director), Alice G. Wells (U.S. Ambassador to Jordan), and Barbara A. Porter (ACOR Director). Photo by Eric Barbee, U.S. Embassy Press Officer.

Temple of the Winged Lions awarded renewal grant from Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

On 13 September 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the Temple of the Winged Lions.  The grant, totaling $200,000, was awarded to the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in partnership with the Jordanian Department

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SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program

ACOR Insights: September 2015

ACOR Insights: September 2015 Jordan’s Cultural Caretakers — SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program In July 2015, ACOR hosted a workshop as part of SCHEP’s new “site steward” program, which empowers local community members to care for and preserve Jordan’s cultural heritage sites. Ten young Jordanians received training in cultural heritage best practices, antiquities laws and regulations,

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Inscriptions and Rock Art from Jabal Manshir (from David F. Graf, Rome and the Arabian Frontier: From the Nabataeans to the Saracens [1997], p. 307)

“Glimpses into Nabataean Culture” by Dr. David Graf

Glimpses into Nabatean Culture and Society based on Inscriptions from the Hisma (Southern Jordan)   Dr. David Graf NEH Fellow, ACOR-CAORC Fellow & Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 6:00 pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture: From the perspective of their architecture and sculpture at Petra,

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An example of signed rock art from Wadi Ramm. Photo G.J. Corbett.

“New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions” by Dr. Glenn J. Corbett

Messages from the Desert: New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions and Rock Drawings from Jordan’s Wadi Ramm Dr. Glenn J. Corbett Director of the Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey, Former ACOR NEH Fellow and Independent Scholar Wednesday 25 September at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture Dr. Glenn J. Corbett will speak about the 2,000 year-old

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