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N°: 1066

First Aid Kit on the handling and treatment of archaeological material

State Party
20,000 USD
Approved amount
14 Jan 1999
Decision Date
Process Step
The course aimed at building national capacity in preserving Jordan's heritage by addressing the first steps in handling the objects found during archaeological excavations, archaeological assemblages and laboratory analysis.

The six-day course, managed by the Institut Français pour l'Archéologie du Proche-Orient (IFAPO) and supervised by the UNESCO Office in Amman, took place in Irbid in May 1999. Destined for those involved in archaeological field work, the course gathered inspectors from the Department of Antiquities, museum curators and post-graduate students from various universities in Jordan. In total it was attended by 22 participants.

The course combined lectures at IFAPO and practical on-site demonstrations in Jerash and at the IAA laboratories in Irbid. Participants evaluated positively the practical approach and stressed the need for a longer and repeated course on the same subject.
Amount Requested: 0 USD
Type of Assistance: Cultural / Conservation
Modality: Training
Previous Id: 1999-042
World Bank: LMC
N°: 1066
Decision: Approved
Decision by: Chairperson
Approved amount: 20,000 USD
Decision Date: 14 Jan 1999