Key attendees at the AFCP launch event included, from left to right, Eman Abdalsalam (TWLCRM team member and Sela president), Elena Ronza (TWLCRM co-director), Ragini Gupta (U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer), Dr. Emad Hijazeen (PAP Commissioner), Dr. Glenn J. Corbett (ACOR Associate Director and TWLCRM Co-Director), Alice G. Wells (U.S. Ambassador to Jordan), and Barbara A. Porter (ACOR Director). Photo by Eric Barbee, U.S. Embassy Press Officer.

Temple of the Winged Lions awarded renewal grant from Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

On 13 September 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the Temple of the Winged Lions. ...

TWLCRM Initiative Earns Top Honor

ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative  received the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2015 award for Best Practices in Site Preservation in January of this year. Christopher Tuttle, Executive Director of the...

How Women Are Taking the Lead in Preserving Jordan’s Past

Jordan has one of the lowest rates of female labor force participation in the world. Women’s contribution to the Jordanian economy was roughly the same in 2014 as it was in 1996, a low 12.6...

The Temple of the Winged Lions: Preserving and Presenting History

The first time I came to Petra, it was as a wide-eyed tourist; I walked through the Siq and followed the winding path to the Treasury, marveling at the banded colors in the rock and...

Signing the Way at the Temple of the Winged Lions, Petra

Jack Green, PhD, Associate Director of ACOR and Project Director of the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative writes about the recent efforts in site presentation and interpretation at the Temple...

A Passion for Petra’s Archaeology – An Interview with TWLCRM Alum Ahmad Hasanat

Ahmad Hasanat isn’t one for making career choices based on movies. “My main motivation wasn’t Indiana Jones,” he said, discussing his professional origin story over cups of fresh brewed tea, steaming against Petra’s cold January air....

An Experience for All: The Temple of the Winged Lions in Petra

ACOR cannot thrive without the help of great interns - they are often current university students and recent graduates from the U.S. and Jordan. Safa' Joudeh and Libby Trowbridge worked together as a great intern team...

A Day in the Life of the TWLCRM Initiative

From February to May 2015, ACOR was fortunate to have the assistance of two student interns—Thomas Harr from George Washington University and Gregory Dgheim from Cornell University—from the Diplomacy and Policy Studies program of the...

Pauline Piraud-Fournet: Temple of the Winged Lions Publication Fellow, Spring-Summer 2019

Pauline Piraud-Fournet is an archaeologist and architect, and the recent recipient of a new 6 month Fellowship from ACOR in 2019: the Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL) Publication Fellowship. As part of this Fellowship,...

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...
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