Umm el-Jimal Project - Website (مشروع أم الجمال)

The website of the Umm el-Jimal collaborative project showcases the activities of the project and provides resources for the understanding of the site, both its ancient development and the contemporary life at the settlement. Excavations seasons from the 1972 are summarised, and the 'archive' section contains publications, images, GIS, and 3D modelling. The project relational database is hosted on the ETANA platform. The museum section contains a virtual tour of the site and an online exhibition of the artefacts.

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Author Open Hand Studios
Maintainer Open Hand Studios
Last Updated September 23, 2020, 10:14 (BST)
Created June 8, 2020, 13:28 (BST)
Project URL
Project principal and co-investigators

Bert de Vries.

Project team

Dia'a Mazari;

Elizabeth Osinga;

Hana Bani Ata;

Jacob Speelman;

Janet G. Brashler;

Jeff deKock;

Jobadiah Christiansen;

Madeleine Goodman;

Muaffaq Hazza;

Patrick Dan Lorien;

Paul Christians;

Sally de Vries;

William SooHoo.

Project start date 1972-01-01
Project end date 2019-12-31
Project status Completed
Project funder

Ambassador Foundation;

Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation, US Department of State;

Archaeological Institute of America;

Australian Research Council (for D. L. Kennedy);

American Schools of Oriental Research: Albright Fellowship;

Baker Book House;

Calvin Alumni Association;

Calvin College: Faculty Research Fellowships, Student Field Schools, and Off-Campus Interim Program Support;

Calvin Foundation;

Dumbarton Oaks: Senior Fellowship;

al-Hima Foundation;

Kyle-Kelso Fund;

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Summer Grant;

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation's (NORAD) Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) Program;

Norwegian Research Council: Global Moments in the Levant;

Siyaha, USAID;


UN Women;


Warner-Lambert Foundation.

Citation information

Open Hand Studios (2007-2020), Umm el-Jimal Project - Website, (Last accessed 08/06/2020).

Time Periods Islamic Ottoman Early, Byzantine Late, Roman Early, Roman Late, Modern, Islamic Ottoman Late, Islamic Early Umayyad, Hellenistic, Islamic Middle Ayyubid, Islamic Early, Byzantine Early, Islamic Late Mamluk
Data type Audiovisual data Video, Images Photograph, Text - Other, Structured graphics-models 3D model, Scientific and statistical data formats