Mohmammed “Abu Ahmed” Adawi awarded the ASOR Albright Service Award

ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi was recognized for his long service to ACOR and given the Albright Service Award in Amman in a special ceremony. This award was announced during the annual American Schools of Oriental...

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...

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...

New Compression Shelving

Transforming the ACOR Library, thanks to special donations from the Roger S. Boraas Library Support Fund, other donors, and ACOR team work! Thanks to donors, this year ACOR was able to realize a long-held dream to...

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...

Research in Focus: Rewriting the History of the Great Arab Revolt

A captain in the Australian army at the beginning of his career, Neil Dearberg has had a long interest in Australia’s military history, particularly the role ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) forces played in...

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...

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 Conservation Technician Naif Zaban and the ACOR Conservation Cooperative

This story is adapted from the original article that appeared in the ACOR Newsletter, Winter 2013, Volume 25.2. To read the entire newsletter, or any of ACOR’s previous newsletters, please visit the ACOR website. Naif Zaban,...

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...

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