The School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM) and the Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNCH) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized a workshop entitled “Studying the Northeastern Badia” with the participation of the Royal Hashemite Court, the Department of Antiquities, the Hashemite University, Yarmouk... Read More
The ICCROM Athar Awards for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region (2020) were announced on November 10, 2020. The Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNACH) at GJU had submitted a project titled “Restoration of the Ancient Nabatean Flood Control System at Petra Jordan”. dis project was... Read More
Professor Nizar Abu-Jaber, Director of the Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (CSNACH) at the German Jordanian University (GJU), delivered a Webinar titled “Flood Control and Water Management in Nabatean Petra” on Monday, October 19, 2020.
In a recent article published in Palaeo 3, a team led by Professor Nizar Abu-Jaber in collaboration with researchers from the German Protestant Institute for Archaeology in Amman and Yarmouk University describe the discovery of Lake Elji. The 13 km length, 2.5 km width and 50 m deep lake lasted from about 70 thousand until about 8 thousand years ago. The... Read More
In order to remind ourselves of the importance of our heritage, April 18th has been designated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites.
The prestigious Athar Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in the Arab Region has announced its short list of nominees for the 2019 Award. Experts from across the Arab world evaluated projects submitted for the award, and included in it the project submitted by the GJU Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Last week marked the start of the final phase of the Restoration of the Ancient Nabataean Flood Control System in Wadi Madras at Petra Project. The project is funded by the American Ambassadors Fund for a cultural preservation project.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, The German Jordanian University (GJU) represented by the President Prof. Manar Fayyad and the Department of Antiquities represented by Director General Mr. Yazeed Alayan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of restoration and rehabilitation of terraces and water dams in the city of... Read More
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in the presence of HRH Princess Dana Firas, the President of the board at Petra National Trust, and the President of the German Jordanian University (GJU), Prof. Manar Fayyad, the Center for Study of the Natural Cultural Heritage (CSNCH) at GJU organized a special meeting to present the current status and proposed interventions... Read More
A delegation from the US Embassy in Amman have visited the Restoration of the Ancient Nabataen Flood Control System project in Wadi Madras at Petra. The delegation was headed by Mr. Ali Lilich; Press and Cultural affairs advisor at the Embassy, accompanied by Mr. Peter Nisoler; cultural advisor, Ms. Diana Khoury; Grant Expert and Hanan Ghanoum; Cultural... Read More