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The QuarryScapes Project: conservation of ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean

The QuarryScapes Project: conservation of ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Quarryscapes project started in 2005 and is now almost finished … The project is basically an effort to study and raise awareness about ancient quarries in the eastern Mediterranean area. In this context, we in Jordan studied ancient Bronze aged quarries in the Jafr area, Nabatean quarries in Petra and Roman quarries in Jerash. In the upcoming meeting, I will present some of our work in Jerash.

Mosaic blessed church in Madaba to receive $720,000 of Hellenic Aid

Known as “The City of Mosaics,” Madaba has in the past provided this former alter boy with a very special treat – the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Blessed with many wonderful icons, but greater historical value – a vivid sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land. So it was with much joy that I read in yesterday’s Jordan Times that …