Blog: Culture

Archaeologists on a Mission to Breathe Life into Long-Abandoned Downtown Site

By Rand Dalgamouni

AMMAN — Around the corner of a busy downtown Amman street, as customers bargain with vendors over vegetable prices and passers-by flip through books at a...

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US Grant Extended to Continue Petra Restoration

AMMAN — US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells on Sunday launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the...

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Jordan nominates ‘Theeb’ for 2016 Foreign Language Film Oscar

AMMAN — Award–winning Jordanian feature narrative “Theeb”, by director Naji Abu Nowar, is Jordan’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 88th Academy Awards, the...

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Interfaith institute to train youth on social media strategies

AMMAN — The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) will hold next week a conference titled “Social Media as Space for Dialogue”, with the aim of training youth on social media as a...

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Amman Book Fair 2015 Opens Saturday

By Dalia Mehiar

The Amman Book Fair 2015 will kick off its activities on Saturday, August 15 at the Hashemite Square and the Odeon Theater downtown. The exhibition is...

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Gov’t-funded campaign planned to save tourism, starting with Petra

AMMAN — With the tourism and travel sectors having hit an unprecedented low, authorities are trying to “save” the upcoming season with a focus on encouraging visitors to return to the ancient city...

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Ambassador Program recognizes impact of exceptional Jordanian in promoting tourism

Amman (Petra)-- Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), with USAID Economic Growth Through Sustainable Tourism Project support, officially launched the Jordan International Conferences Ambassador Program with...

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‘Made in Jordan’ festival opens August 20

AMMAN — Seeking to encourage citizens to use local products, industrialists and traders will come together towards the end of this month to showcase “the best” from Jordanian industries and raise...

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Jordan's Baptism Site added to UNESCO’s Heritage List

AMMAN — Jordan's Baptism Site was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, to become the fifth site in the Kingdom included in the list after Petra, Quseir Amra, Um Al Rassas and Wadi Rum.

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‘Jerash Opening Weekend Attracts Over 15,000 People From Jordan, Beyond’

AMMAN — More than 15,000 visitors attended the activities of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts over the weekend, according to its executive director, Mohammad Abu Summaqa.

“The...

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