The Year of Living Dangerously

Dr. Linda K. Jacobs is an archaeologist, author, and founder of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries in the Middle East and to fostering...

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...

Firas Bqa’in: Archaeologist, Academic, and ACOR Administrator

Phone ACOR on a given workday, sometimes even long after the office has officially closed, and the call will likely be picked up by a cheerful man who helps visiting fellows and scholars arrange airport...

Umm Al-Biyara: Petra’s Not-So-Hidden Jewel

Petra has many things to offer visitors who come to explore its dramatic tomb facades and the many ancient temples and buildings situated along the city’s main colonnaded thoroughfare. Petra’s beauty and grandeur, however, can...

ACOR Internship Program Helps Build Future Professionals

During the 2016 fall semester, ACOR welcomed six American undergraduate interns.  They have contributed in various ways to our mission and to our community here in Amman—from increasing ACOR’s social media presence to assisting research...

ACOR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Washington, D.C.

On April 4, 2019, ACOR gathered many of its long-time supporters and friends together at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for our final 50th Anniversary Celebration. This special occasion provided opportunity for old...

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...
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ACOR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Amman

ACOR staff, past and present, gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Amman together with more than 250 of our valued supporters, colleagues, and friends on June 25, 2018 to celebrate our first 50 years in...

Rachael McGlensey, Project Archivist at ACOR, Spring–Summer 2019

Rachael McGlensey joins us as our current Project Archivist Intern for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. She arrived in Jordan in mid-January and will be working with the ACOR Library and Archives through July 2019, thanks...

Why I Support ACOR – A Message from the ACOR Board President

Randolph (Randy) B. Old is the ACOR Board President. His essay below on what ACOR and Jordan have meant to him was originally published in the ACOR Newsletter 27.2 (Winter 2015). If you have stories...
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