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Retelling the story of `Umayri. To ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy and learn from this site, we are currently involved in concentrated efforts to consolidate, restore and present Tall al-`Umayri.

Primary goals / objectives

  • To protect the site and the results of archaeological research.
  • To preserve and restore the site for the optimum security and longevity of its remains.
  • To present the site for the benefit of Jordanian citizens.
  • To present the site for the benefit of foreign visitors and tourism.

Motivations / parameters

  • Keeping in touch with Jordan’s ancient past.
  • Keeping in touch with the human dimensions of history and culture.
  • Keeping in touch with the educational needs of modern Jordan.

What They Are Saying About the Madaba Plains Project:

The Madaba Plains Project has “become one of the most sophisticated and truly interdisciplinary of all American archaeological excavations in the Middle East.” “I am full of admiration for this very progressive and productive project.”
Professor William Dever, University of Arizona

“The Heshbon excavations (later to become the Madaba Plains Project) was to prove a seminal project in the development of modern archaeology in the region.” “...this expedition had become a trendsetter...”
P.R.S. Moorey, A Century of Biblical Archaeology

“You [the directors of MPP-U] have been intentional about bringing the best methods of excavation to your work and have produced remarkable results. You have also been serious about restoring the site in order to make it available to Jordanians as well as international visitors. From the cabinet office of The Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, I want to applaud your efforts. Might I encourage anyone who has an interest in archaeology and ancient history in the Holy Lands to support your project so that we can all learn more about our common past.”
His Excellency Akel Biltaji, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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