Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Research Trip - Jordan 2012

This year we continued our research on theaters in the Roman World that are contemporary with the theater that we are excavating in Afamia, Syria.  Unfortunately, due to the violent political situation currently unfolding in Syria, we were unable to excavate at Afamia this year.  In Jordan, we visited theaters in the following sites: Umm Qais, Pella, Jerash, and Petra (of course!).  We were also able to visit a few other archaeological sites including Madaba, Dana, and the Ajloon Crusader castle.  In addition to visit these sites, we also conducted research at the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman.  This post displays some of the pictures taken from our research trip to Jordan.

Al-Khazneh from the Siq        

In front of Al-Khazneh


Tomb Facades in Petra

Nabataean Theater in Petra

View of Theater

Qasr al-Bint



Wadi Araba


Madaba Mosaic Map of Jerusalem

Church of St. George at Madaba

Madaba Archaeological Park
Mosaic Floor in the Hippolytus Hall at the Madaba Archaeological Park

Ajloun Castle

Ajloun Castle

The Arch of Hadrian at Jerash


Column Hugging at Pella

Umm Qais and the Sea of Galilee

Umm Qais

Umm Qais

Theater at Umm Qais

Umm Qais

Allison, Dr. Finlayson, and myself

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