OVERVIEW

Our warm welcome to the Umm el-Jimal Project web site! Located in northern Jordan, Umm el-Jimal is home to almost two thousand years of fascinating history and culture—as well as a vibrant modern community. The best-preserved Byzantine town in the Southern Hauran region, archaeological investigation has been underway on location for over a century. This web site is part of an ongoing international effort to understand Umm el-Jimal and its regional context from a holistic approach that integrates traditional academic research with cutting-edge technology and a deeply-rooted community perspective. We aim to make ummeljimal.org an evolving online hub for academic research, cultural preservation, sustainable tourism, and community development at Umm el-Jimal.

Main image: Sunset illuminates wispy clouds over the remains of a major ancient building complex known as the 'Barracks' in January, 2010.