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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/07/2018 | 831 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 8: General Interview with Prof. Dieter Vieweger and Dr. Jutta Häser

The project “Protecting Cultural Assets in Jordan” seeks to protect Jordan’s archaeological treasures – not only from the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the international art trade, but also…

General Interview with Prof. Dieter Vieweger and Dr. Jutta Häser
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/31/2018 | 2447 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 7: Raising Awareness

In order to ensure the cultural assets are protected in the long term, the head of the project and director of the German Evangelical Institute of Archaeology Prof. Dieter Vieweger and local…

Raising Awareness
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/24/2018 | 966 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 6: Risk Management

Ancient sites, historical monuments and archaeological sites in Jordan are also in danger of falling victim to the “building craze”, even though at least in Amman ancient monuments can be seen…

Risk Management
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/17/2018 | 768 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 5: Knowledge Transfer

The heart of the project, namely the computer software, will help with the thorough and accurate documentation of the archaeological finds, which to date were only listed in catalogues. First the…

Knowledge Transfer
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/10/2018 | 1009 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 4: Bespoke IT Solution

Apart from creating modern storage facilities, the project also aims to record and catalogue the objects in a computer system. Bernard Beitz, a computer scientist and mathematician, is developing…

Bespoke IT Solution
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/03/2018 | 939 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 3: Stocktake

The Archaeological Museum in the Amman Citadel is the oldest museum of its kind in Jordan. Its holdings include objects that relate the history of mankind over the last 100,000 years – all of them…

Stocktake
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 12/20/2017 | 3564 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Episode 1: A Unique Cultural Sphere

Amman is the capital of Jordan, a metropolis of millions that is constantly expanding and whose archaeological sites are endangered by a “building craze”. Today the ancient heart of the city is…

A Unique Cultural Sphere
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/26/2017 | 11501 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Jordan's Treasures in Peril

Einzigartiger Kulturraum

Project leadership:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Vieweger
Location:
Jordan
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The project
The German-Jordanian research project “Protecting Cultural Assets in Jordan” focusses on documenting and protecting archaeological finds in Jordan. The unique collections are to be protected and a contingency plan developed for possible crisis situations. In addition, documentation guarantees items are identifiable in the international antiques trade, so that illegal excavations can be prevented. To this end the finds in the Archaeological Museum in Amman are to be documented in a…

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Dr. Birte Ruhardt | 09/17/2015 | 1600 Views | Interviews

Bedrohung der Antiken - Archäologie im Nahen Osten

Interview mit Frauke Kenkel über ihre archäologische Arbeit in Jordanien

Seit Oktober 2013 ist Dr. Frauke Kenkel Direktorin des Deutschen Evangelischen Instituts für Altertumswissenschaft des Heiligen Landes in der jordanischen Hauptstadt Amman. Sie studierte in Köln…

Bedrohung der Antiken - Archäologie im Nahen Osten

Dr. Frauke Kenkel, Direktorin des DEI in Amman (Foto: DEI / Dr. Frauke Kenkel)