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...

Reviewing the Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL), Petra: Digging through Forty Years of...

Dr. Pauline Piraud-Fournet is an archaeologist, architect, and associate researcher at the French Institute of the Near East.  In 2019, she was the recipient of a six month TWL Publication Fellowship at ACOR. In 2016,...

Come to Petra, Experience the Exhibition

It’s easy to be awed by Petra’s spectacular monuments, by the immense and elaborate buildings carved from the variegated sandstone. It’s easy to feel dwarfed while marveling at the immensity of the towering monuments all...

The Women of the TWLCRM

Since joining ACOR’s Board of Trustees in 2012, I have been fascinated by the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative’s focus on empowering local women in the Petra region. An award-winning,...
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