Umm el-Jimal, continuously occupied from the 1st through 9th centuries AD, contains an early Roman-era village and adjacent Byzantine and early Islamic period towns. The site includes a wealth of inscriptions in Nabatean, Greek, Latin, and Arabic and is an exceptional example of a prosperous agricultural town on the frontier of the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic empires. Umm el-Jimal is currently threatened by neglect, looting, a lack of shared ownership, and very few economic opportunities for residents.
November 20, 2013
Take a look at the newly completed Umm el-Jimal Project!
July 2, 2012
Scholars working at the Jordanian site of Umm el-Jimal have created a bilingual educational manual to help students around the world learn about this important archaeological site.
September 23, 2011
Umm el-Jimal Project team members give an update about the educational curriculum they are putting together as part of an AIA Site Preservation grant.
August 9, 2010
The site of Umm el-Jimal in Jordan will benefit from the AIA's next Site Preservation Grant which will be used to ensure the long-term preservation through education and outreach.
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