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Jordan's Treasures in Peril

A Unique Cultural Sphere | Episode 1

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 already surrounded by modern buildings and with every new building, ancient remains disappear. The research project “Protecting Cultural Assets in Jordan” aims not only to protect archaeological finds, but also to raise people’s awareness of their importance. Amongst other things, this is to be achieved through the work of the city’s Archaeological Museum. Built during the period of British rule, today it presents numerous important treasures of world history. The project will include modernizing the cataloguing, storage and restoration of the finds in order to provide protection both from natural catastrophes and from damage by violent organizations.

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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 computer database, chronologically listed and inventoried. The project also involves restoring, storing and packing the finds.

Project leadership

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Vieweger

Location

Jordan

Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Vieweger

Producer

Peter Prestel

Camera
Resa Asarschab

Editing
Resa Asarschab

Series created by
Gisela Graichen and Peter Prestel

All episodes
A Unique Cultural Sphere
Episode 1
12/20/2017
Threats
Episode 2
12/27/2017
Stocktake
Episode 3
01/03/2018
Bespoke IT Solution
Episode 4
01/10/2018
Knowledge Transfer
Episode 5
01/17/2018
Risk Management
Episode 6
01/24/2018
Raising Awareness
Episode 7
01/31/2018
General Interview with Prof. Dieter Vieweger and Dr. Jutta Häser
Episode 8
02/07/2018

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by Harald MORGENSTERN | 06.01.2018 | 09:19
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by Dr. Jacqueline Taylor Basker | 15.03.2018 | 12:54
Is there an English translation of the video?

I would like to post it for InterNations members in Amman, but they do not all speak German.

Many thanks.

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by Judith Wonke | 15.03.2018 | 13:04
Dear Dr. Basker,

the english version can be found at: https://lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/einzigartiger_kulturraum?nav_id=7406&language=en.

Enjoy the video and best wishes,
L.I.S.A.Redaktion

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by Eva | 28.04.2018 | 11:45
Unter dem oben genannten Link taucht leider keine englische Version auf.

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by Georgios Chatzoudis | 28.04.2018 | 12:11
Bitte klicken Sie unterhalb des Videofensters, ganz rechts, auf das Feld EN. Das Video wird Ihnen dann in der englischsprachigen Fassung gezeigt.

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