A poster exhibition on the history of archaeological research in Levent opened on Thursday at the University of Jordan's (UJ) Archeological Museum as part of an exchange programme between Jordanian and German academic institutions that started a few years ago with the support of DAAD.
The exhibition, titled “Critical Perspectives on German, Austrian and Swiss Archaeological Research in Jordan, from around 1800 to the Present Day” will last until June 30, and is organized by students from the School of Archaeology and Tourism at UJ and students from the Institute for Classical Studies of the University of Kiel in Germany.
“Each poster focuses not only on individual scholars such as Ulrich Jasper Seetzen(1767-1811), Johann Ludwig Burchardt (1784-1817) or Alois Musil (1868-1944), but also on institutions involved in archaeological research in Jordan, including the German Society for the Exploration of Palestine and the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Amman,” said Prof. Oliver Pilz who co-organized the event.
The posters prepared by the German students are in German and English languages, while posters prepared by Jordanian students are in English and Arabic.
One of the posters is dedicated to the joint German Jordanian archaeological projects, and I am particularly happy that a protagonists of one of these project, my highly esteemed col¬league Prof. Lutfi Khalil, is among us today.
Another poster is dedicated to Professor Thomas Weber-Karyotakis, “whose life and work was and is inextricably intertwined with the Levant in general and Jordan in particular”.
“There are so many projects, and the new one starts in Petra by Humboldt University from Berlin, and there is a partnership between the University of Jordan and the University of Munich,” Pilz said.