Search Results for: Department of Antiquities of Jordan

MEGA-Jordan: a State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s archaeological sites

The development and implementation of a bilingual Arabic-English, Web-based national geographic information system (GIS) for Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA) is the central focus of the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J) project. The project was designed and developed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA). Continue reading

Training Workshop for Site Managers takes “Training for Sustainability Site Management Plan: From Theory to Practice”.

Amman (Jordan) 18-22 November 2012 Training Workshop for Site Managers takes “Training for Sustainability Site Management Plan: From Theory to Practice”. The workshop is for archaeological site managers, those working in the different sites in Jordan and those interested from … Continue reading

NEWCIMED activities in Amman and Tafila emphasize sustainability of ‘new cities’

Its full activities for NEWCIMED (New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin) project last week in Jordan. Sustainable activities were being held by the NEWCIMED’s Jordan team in the Department of Antiquities (DoA). They were holding workshops, photo competition and exhibition between Amman and Tafila. Continue reading

Scanning of Siracusa Theater Reflects Italy’s ATHENA Week

Siracusa activities in Sicily include 3D laser scanning part of the ATHENA work objectives to enhance and sustain ancient theaters. A full team from the Dipartimento di Storia dell’Architettura, Restauro e Conservazione dei Beni Architettonici e stato of the Sapienza Universita di Roma is performing the scanning that is part of an “ATHENA Week” aimed at improving the general knowledge, creating awareness and digital documentation of ancient theaters in the Euromed region. Continue reading

ATHENA Project for Ancient Theaters

The ATHENA Project of Ancient THeaters Enhancement for New Actualities is a Euromed initiative designed to bolster cooperation and ideas between Europe and Arab countries across the Mediterranean, in the field of ancient theater development and their relationship with civil society institutions and communities. Continue reading


International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan Berlin (Germany), 5-11 May 2013 – at Humboldt-University Calls for papers open until 30th September. The subjects of the conference: excavations reports (new excavations or advances in ongoing project; organized in … Continue reading

The intellectual legacy of Fawwaz al-Khraysheh is still alive.

The Department of Antiquities of Jordan participated actively to the INDICATE project. INDICATE is the Coordination Action supported by the European Commission to establish an International Network for Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure, with partners from the European Union and the … Continue reading

Amman’s Nymphaeum ready for the restoration works!

One of the most innovative cultural-heritage projects is starting in the downtown of Amman for the restoration of the Roman Nymphaeum, heart of the city. The project, aimed at renovating, preserving and restoring the ancient structure dating from the Roman times, is granted by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, under the auspices of the Jordan Department of Antiquities and under the authority of the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research – University of Jordan. Continue reading

ATHENA 3D: digital training in Jordan for ancient theaters.

3 D laser technologies training and scan to conserve ancient theaters and ensure their long-term sustainability in Euromed region. The new technologies are part of the EU-funded ATHENA Project and is under the Euromed Heritage Program 4. A very focused contribution from Dr. Marwan Asmar, Chief Project Editor of ATHENA Project. Continue reading

NEWCIMED puts Euromed cities under the spotlight

New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin (NEWCIMED) is an exciting Euromed venture supported by the European Union under its European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Project and supported by its Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CBCMED) program. Continue reading