Department of Antiquities

Projects

Duration of the project:(2017-2020).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities and the German Protestant Institute of Archeology

Supporting institutions: Gerda Henkel Foundation / German

Protecting Cultural Heritage in Jordan through Documentation and Preservation of Archaeological Collections at the Jordan Archaeological Museum - Jabal Al-Qalaa

The project “Protection of Cultural Heritage in Jordan” was launched in 2017 by documenting all the archaeological collections at the Jordan Archaeological Museum and the warehouses with the latest modern technology and under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Department of Antiquities and the German Protestant Institute.
In order to preserve the archaeological collections displayed and stored in the Jordan Archaeological Museum / Mount Castle of the Department of Antiquities, and in line with the strategy of the Department of Antiquities for the years (2014-2018), which aims to activate and strengthen the role of partnerships with various local and foreign sectors to preserve and manage the Jordanian archaeological heritage And sustainability.

Duration of the project:(2017-2020).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities and the Italian Government

Supporting institutions: Government of Italy

Regional Center for Training in Maintenance and Restoration - Beit Ali Pasha Al - Kayed - Jerash

It is one of the participatory projects that will be implemented with the support of the Italian government to establish a joint regional center to provide the Department of Public Antiquities with qualified workers and technicians in the field of maintenance and restoration of restoration projects in various locations through specialized training courses in the field of restoration, maintenance and preservation of archaeological sites.
One of the main objectives of the project is to create effective partnerships between institutions working in the field of conservation and archaeological conservation in Jordan and academic and educational institutions and universities in order to reduce the gap between the theoretical and practical side in the field of archaeological conservation.

Duration of the project:(2016-2020).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities, US Agency for International Development and American Center for Oriental Research

Supporting institutions: United States Agency for International Development

“Sustaining Cultural Heritage with Community Participation”

The Department of Antiquities' support for the Community Cultural Heritage Sustainability Project is a USAID-funded project that has been implemented by the US Oriental Research Center for four years. The project takes a unique approach in involving primarily local communities in order to preserve, manage and promote the Jordanian cultural heritage as it deserves. The project focuses its efforts on host communities in nine archaeological sites distributed in Jordan. The project works in several important sites, namely Beit Ras in Irbid, Basira in Tafilah, Ghor Al Safi in Karak, Bir Methkour, Wadi Rum and Ayla in Aqaba, Umm Al Jamal in Mafraq, and Petra Archaeological Site in Ma'an and Madaba Governorate.

Duration of the project:(2016-2018).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities and Japan's Kokoshikan University

Supporting institutions: Japan Kokoshikan University / Tokyo

Maintenance and restoration of the Western Amphitheater at the Umm Qais Archaeological Site

It is one of the joint projects carried out between the Department of Antiquities and the Japanese University of Kokushikan based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2016 to carry out the archaeological restoration of the Western Amphitheater in the ancient city of Umm Qais. It is an amphitheater dating back to the Roman period and built of basalt stones. Large parts of it were later destroyed by natural factors and earthquakes.
The project aims at the rehabilitation and restoration of the Western Amphitheater to be included effectively within the archaeological and tourist areas in Umm Qais.

Duration of the project:(2016-2018).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities and Royal Hashemite Court

Supporting institutions: Royal Hashemite Court

Restoration and rehabilitation project of Aqaba Castle

This project aims at the restoration and rehabilitation of Aqaba Castle to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the Governorate of Aqaba. And illegal excavations. Work will be completed in the second phase of the project, which includes rehabilitation work, provision of necessary services and public safety for visitors. The Citadel of Aqaba, built by Baldwin I, King of Jerusalem after the occupation of Aqaba in 1116 AD, is one of the strongest and important castles where it controlled the road between the Levant and Egypt, and was liberated by Salah al-Din in 1170 AD. It is worth mentioning that this project came in implementation of a royal initiative and is implemented by the staff of the Department of Antiquities.

Duration of the project:(2012-2018) .

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities, UNESCO, Italian Embassy and Petra Development Tourism Authority

Supporting institutions: UNESCO and the Italian Embassy

Petra Stability Project

The project aims to mitigate the risk of landslides, including the removal of debris and small rock masses in the Siq.In May 2017, the third phase of the “Stabilization of the Siq” project was launched. The project aims to minimize the risk of small and medium-sized rocks falling from the top of the Siq, which were implemented with the participation of the local community.
The third phase involves the installation of large rocks to prevent the fall from the top of the Siq to provide general safety for visitors to the site while walking and ensure the sustainability of the archaeological site.

Duration of the project:(2016-2017).

Institutions involved:The Department of Antiquities and the Petra Development Tourism Authority are represented by Petra Archaeological Reserve and UNESCO

Supporting institutions: Petra Region Tourism Development Authority represented by the Petra Archaeological Reserve and UNESCO

Petra archaeological site management plan 2017

The Department of Public Antiquities, in cooperation with the Petra Archaeological Reserve and the UNESCO Office in Amman, is working on a new plan for the management of the archaeological site, as part of the requirements of the World Heritage Center and as a means to preserve and sustain the site. Regular meetings to discuss several axes to formulate the management plan. It is expected to be completed by the end of this year to meet the requirements of the World Heritage Center "UNESCO".

Duration of the project:(2016-2017).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities, UNESCO Amman Office, United Nations and Children's Museum

Supporting institutions: UNESCO Amman Office, United Nations and Children's Museum

“Education and Heritage Information Services” project in Umm Al-Jamal as part of rural women's empowerment projects in Mafraq Governorate

This project aims at spreading archaeological awareness and engaging the local community in preserving the archaeological site and creating job opportunities for a group of women from Umm Al-Jamal associations by training them to provide historical archaeological information on site to school students through advanced educational means. The project included training workshops and field trips for school students to educate students about the importance of cultural heritage and encourage local tourism on site. As part of this project, an educational manual entitled “Mother of Beauty for Children” has been published, which provides complete and simplified information on the site, to train Umm Al-Jammal women on how to communicate information creatively to children.

Duration of the project:(2014-2016).

Institutions involved:Department of Antiquities and Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan and the Greater Amman Municipality

Supporting institutions: US Embassy Amman Ambassadors Fund

The first phase of the restoration and rehabilitation of the nymphs project - Amman

It is a participatory project that aims to protect one of the most important archaeological sites in the capital Amman in the downtown area. The project aims to train students and graduates of relevant disciplines on maintenance work in the field, and the number of students trained to 40 students. It is a participatory project supported by the Greater Amman Municipality and the University of Jordan, which contributes to the technical, technical and legal protection of the site.