Culture in Crisis

The project is now available via the Culture in Crisis platform: a resource developed by the Victoria and Albert Museum and it’s ongoing...

On This Day...

On this day: 68BCE Nero comits suicide. The future emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus is leading his legions in the Jordan valley near...

Jordan Cycling Trail in Umm Qais

Recently the Jordan Cycling Trail was extended to start at Umm Qais (ancient Gadara) and now runs all the way to Aqaba. As a lover of...

Roman Legions

Here is a great explanation of just how big a Roman army legion was. When Pompey the Great annexed Syria and Palaestine and created the...

Byzantine Octagonal Churches

The monastery of St. Simon in Syria and the terrace of Umm Qais are both rare examples of central octagonal churches in Byzantine...

British Academy Project

We are delighted to be co-leading a new fantastic project funded by the #BritishAcademy looking at preserving the cultural heritage of...

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