The Palestine Exploration Fund

The PEF was founded in 1865 and is the oldest organization in the world created specifically for the study of the Levant, the southern portion of which was conventionally known as ‘Palestine’.

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Our new video is Part One (of two) of an interview by Felicity Cobbing, Chief Executive and Curator of the Palestine Exploration Fund, with Dr. Alex Ariotti about the Lost Fortress of Umm Tawabin in Jordan. Dr Alex Ariotti is an archaeologist and independent researcher who has worked on field projects all over the world.

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2021 Annual Research Grant Awards

Alexandra Ariotti, Independent “Dating the Lost Fortress of Umm Tawabin”  £2,500 Melissa Cradic & Samuel Pfister, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion Digitising Primary Source

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Yusif Khattar Kana’an

Yusif Khattar Kana’an’s name won’t be familiar to most people interested in the Palestine Exploration Fund or early archaeology in the Middle East. Unlike the

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2021 Annual Research Grant Awards

Alexandra Ariotti, Independent “Dating the Lost Fortress of Umm Tawabin”  £2,500 Melissa Cradic & Samuel Pfister, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion Digitising Primary Source Material for Open Access Virtual Exhibitions £1,000 Claudine Dauphin, Independent “Towards final publication of the Umayyad Syro-Jordanian Hajj Roads to Mecca and their Pilgrim Camps: Mapping ‘Sacred…