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...

Remembering Wendy Botham – A Life that Lit Up Petra

Wendy Botham, a friend of ACOR and a dynamic presence in the Wadi Musa community near the Petra Archaeological Park, passed away on 25 September 2014 in Amman. Originally from Texas, she came to Jordan...

Lithics and Learning—Communities of Practice at Kharaneh IV

An ACOR Blog article by recent ACOR fellow Felicia De Peña on her research into stone tool making and experimental archaeology. Felicia was awarded the Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship (2017-2018).   For years, I have been drawn...

Georgetown Students Study Arabic in Jordan

For eight weeks in the summer of 2015, the ACOR Hostel was home to a group of 11 undergraduate students from Georgetown University while they pursued an intensive Arabic language study program  organized in coordination...

ACOR Profile:  Journalist Saeb Rawashdeh

ACOR Profile:  Journalist Saeb Rawashdeh Saeb Rawashdeh is a journalist and style editor for The Jordan Times newspaper. He is a familiar face at ACOR, where he is often to be found working on his writing...

The Distinguished Career of ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi

Since ACOR’s founding in 1968, Chef Mohammed (Abu Ahmed) Adawi has been preparing meals for ACOR fellows, staff, board members, and guests – and helping ACOR create a sense of community in Jordan. We are...

Steve Meyer, Project Archivist at ACOR, Fall 2017

Steve Meyer is the Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. He arrived in Jordan at the end of August 2017 and will be working in the ACOR Library through much of 2018 as part...

ACOR Blog One Year Anniversary

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the ACOR Blog, we present for your enjoyment the top 5 blog posts of the last year. We are so delighted that the ACOR Blog attracted nearly 4,000...

Albright Award given to HRH Prince Raad bin Zeid

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award to His Royal Highness Prince Raad bin Zeid during the recent ASOR annual meetings in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2017. Prince Raad and...

The Photographs of Amman Artist Bashar Tabbah

In January 2016, the mastheads of ACOR’s website and blog were updated to feature a new series of evocative images of Jordan’s varied natural and archaeological landscape. These stunning images were taken by photographer Bashar...

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