The Juffain Dolmen Field is located on the southwest border of the modern town Juffain. The site measures 1 km east to west and 1.3 km north to south, and is broken by six major and five minor valleys. Preliminary analysis of dolmen groups shows clear separation for autonomous groups. Continue reading “The Juffain Dolmen Field; Megalithic structures in Jordan”
At Shubayqa 1, an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. Continue reading “Shubayqa 1, Jordan; evidence of bread production before 14,400 years”
The mosaic floor of a yet unknown Byzantine church has been unearthed by prospective looters at Kanisat Qirmerl, near the Roman city of Jerash, Jordan. Continue reading “Byzantine church mosaic unearthed in Jerash”
Rare new details about an ancient Roman fort in southern Jordan have been uncovered.
Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history in the School of Art, University of Tennessee, and his partner Erin Darby, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the same university, direct the ‘Ayn Gharandal archaeological project’ that has uncovered details about the fort, including the previously unknown location of an ancient infantry unit. Continue reading “Lost Roman Outpost in Southern Jordan Uncovered”
Excavations in Jerash, Jordan, have yielded Roman sculptures of ancient Greek gods that historians and archaeologists have described as priceless. Excavations in al Hamamat site, a well known Roman location had been carried out for three years by an international archaeological team led by French experts. Continue reading “Roman sculptures of Greek gods found in Jordan”