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Aerial Archaeology in Jordan and Beyond

  • Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AR UK (map)
  • Wednesday 2 March to Wednesday 6 April
  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (closed Good Friday 25 March and Easter Monday 27 March)
  • Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Exhibition Road pavilion
  • Free entry

An international team of archaeologists has been exploring Jordan’s rich archaeological heritage from the air. The exhibition will showcase sites from the prehistoric period, as well as Greek, Roman, Christian and Islamic period archaeology, The exhibition will also include twentieth century remnants from the First World War (see

During their expeditions they have not only discovered new sites, but also recorded a significant change in the Jordanian landscape that has affected Jordan’s archaeology. Many sites which were once isolated or untouched have become enveloped by urban and village development, or been affected by agricultural practices. The photographs also show illegal looting of artefacts from significant archaeological sites.

The project has provided the springboard for a broader project on Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa, recording archaeological sites using satellite imagery and historic air photographs.