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USAID SCHEP

The Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (USAID SCHEP), is a four-year USAID initiative that uses a unique methodology for preserving, managing and promoting cultural heritage resources in Jordan through a community-first approach. SCHEP is implemented by the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR).

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Umm al-Jimal

Located just south of the Syrian border, the ancient city of Umm al-Jimal is known for its the signature black basalt stone. Inscriptions found at the site are in five languages: Arabic, Greek, Latin, ......

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Bir Madhkur

Bir Madhkur is one of 40 sites in southern Jordan with a connection to the ancient Incense Route. This major land and sea trading route stretched from India across the Levant and Egypt, linking ......

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Ghawr as Safi

This medieval mill made the area the center of sugar production and trade from the 11th-15th centuries A.D. ...

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Busayra

Busayra is widely believed to be the capital city of ancient Edom, a kingdom that emerged in southwest Jordan during the early first millennium BCE...

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Temple of the Winged Lions

Petra, nestled amid the sandstone valleys and cliffs of southern Jordan’s rugged desert landscape, was built more than 2,000 years ago as the capital of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people of ......

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latest news


16-March-2017

SCHEP's site in Madaba is looking to hire a Site Steward. A ...

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05-March-2017

We're looking for an Outreach and Awareness Intern to join ...

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08-February-2017

USAID SCHEP is proud to welcome three new sites to our ...

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18-January-2017

Umm al Jimal Project began work on a new interpretive and ...

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09-October-2016

USAID SCHEP is issuing a Request for Applications!

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31-August-2016

USAID SCHEP Site Stewards hosted a workshop on pottery and ...

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05-July-2016

Both the Department of Antiquities and Petra Archeological ...

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03-July-2016

SCHEP partnered with the Department of Antiquities to ...

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29-June-2016

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