My research updates information about the ancient Parthian city of Hatra and its valuable connection with the local community. Using remote sensing data, recent imagery and archived information about the site, an up-to-date assessment of the city and a map showing changes through time will be created.
On March 13th, Dr Alaa Hamdon, Dr Robert Bewley (EAMENA Director), Dr Bijan Rouhani (EAMENA Senior Researcher), and Professor Graham Philip (EAMENA Co-Investigator, Durham University) attended a meeting at the House of Commons
Since October 2017, I have been one of the volunteers of the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa project.
Opening up historic aerial photograph datasets to support endangered heritage documentation in Egypt
Support from Arcadia Fund has enabled the EAMENA project to add a collection of historic vertical aerial photographs from 1938 covering the town of Mersa Matruh and its environs
In my role for EAMENA and as part of the project’s work funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund (CPF), I have been tasked with helping to create a portable, pop-up exhibition for seven different countries within the project’s remit, introduced in a previous blog post.
Together with our partner countries, the EAMENA-CPF team are creating country-specific pop-up exhibitions to raise awareness about the rich archaeology and heritage of the region.
This July I took part in the two week EAMENA volunteer program at Durham University Department of Archaeology where I was trained in the use of satellite imagery for locating and monitoring archaeological sites in the Middle East.
EAMENA, UNESCO, and Yemeni authorities collaborate to build a national digital database to monitor Yemen’s rich heritage landscapes
Following a successful grant increase bid earlier this month to the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund (CPF), the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project will now embark on the construction of a digital heritage management platform to help support the vital work of Yemen’s national authorities.
I first visited Jordan in 2006 as the Landscape Archaeologist for the Great Arab Revolt Project (GARP, n.d.). Over nine seasons, this project investigated the archaeology of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and discovered extensive Ottoman militarisation of a landscape built to defend the Hejaz Railway against attacks from the Hashemite Arab Army and British forces (Saunders 2018).