Jordan Digital Heritage Platforms

Would you like to explore more of Jordan’s rich heritage? There is a wealth of digital resources to explore including projects such as the APAAME project which is home to over 100,000 aerial photographs of Jordan, EAMEANA project for endangered archaeology, the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J), 3D models from the Wadi Faynan area in Jordan and a virtual tour of Petra from the ZAMANI project.

The Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (APAAME) is a long-term project to develop a methodology for discovering, recording and monitoring archaeological settlements in Jordan. It is home to over 100,000 aerial photographs.

The Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project is dedicated to recording and helping to protect cultural heritage sites in the Middle East and North Africa, threatened by conflict and looting but also urbanization, agricultural development and industries such as mining.

The Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land (DAAHL) is an international project that brings together experts in information technology including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the archaeology of the Holy Land (modern Israel, Palestine, Jordan, southern Lebanon, Syria and the Sinai Peninsula) to create the first on-line digital atlas of the region held sacred to the three great monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The International Augmented Med (I AM) project aims at developing innovative multimedia technologies for the management of cultural and natural heritage.

The Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J) is a web based geographic information system to inventory, monitor, and manage Jordan’s vast number of archaeological sites.

RIWAQ is a Ramallah based non profit organization whose main aim is the protection and development of architectural heritage.

A comprehensive collection of 3D models from the Wadi Faynan area in Jordan can be accessed on Sketchfab. They have been developed using digital photogrammetry.

The Zamani Project undertakes data collection and analysis, heritage communication, and training and capacity building for experts and the public so that they have access to high-quality spatial heritage data, and can learn from, conserve, and protect heritage.

Gamification for Memorable tourist experiences (Med GAIMS) is a project that will develop games in physical and virtual format to create experiences for tourists. Med GAIMS heavily relies on local communities to conceptualize and implement games

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