Al-Fanar Media: In Jordan, Antiquities Sites Enlist Nearby Communities as Partners

Al-Fanar Media: In Jordan, Antiquities Sites Enlist Nearby Communities as Partners. “A prominent theme among presentations scheduled for a major international conference on the archaeology of Jordan, being held in Florence, Italy, this month, is the growth of projects that engage local communities in the preservation of ancient sites.”

MENAFN: Project aims to build database of Jordan’s archaeological objects

MENAFN: Project aims to build database of Jordan’s archaeological objects. “A four-year project aims to document and share the current collection of objects at the Jordan Archaeological Museum (JAM), which represent a mirror of the country’s history worth displaying, said a German expert.”

The Jordan Times: New geodatabase of Jordan’s heritage sites under development — official

The Jordan Times:
New geodatabase of Jordan’s heritage sites under development — official
. “A new version of the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) Jordan is under development to serve as a user-friendly web-based geospatial information system on the country’s archaeological and heritage sites, according to a senior government official. The new version, called ‘Arches Jordan’, will provide researchers and the public with coordinates and data on all of Jordan’s registered archaeological sites, buildings, structures, landscapes and heritage ensembles or districts, the official said.”

alt.legal: One Teen’s Quest To Take Jordan’s Law Digital (Above the Law)

Above the Law: alt.legal: One Teen’s Quest To Take Jordan’s Law Digital. “Naji lives in Amman, Jordan, and he aspires to be a lawyer one day. He’s intrigued by how much information exists online with respect to U.S. law, and he has started a website…to help his community learn more about Jordan’s law. There’s no fancy database or algorithm — it’s just a handful of cases with some summaries. But he believes it’s transformational, and he may be right.”

Israel National News: State archives makes material from Six Day War available

Israel National News: State archives makes material from Six Day War available. “Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, the Israel State Archives, a unit within the Prime Minister’s Office, is today (Thursday, 18 May 2017), making available material from the Six Day War. These include minutes of 36 meetings of the Ministerial Committee on National Security from January-July 1967, Cabinet protocols and documents pertaining to the war from various ministries (Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, Religious Affairs Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Justice Ministry, Housing Ministry and others), as well as sound and video files, still photographs and materials from the personal archives of Levy Eshkol, Yaakov Herzog, Aviad Yafe, Moshe Sasson and Rabbi Shlomo Goren.”

Jordan News Agency: Google.org provides grant to Queen Rania Foundation to create K-12 Arab online Arabic learning platform

Jordan News Agency: Google.org provides grant to Queen Rania Foundation to create K-12 Arab online Arabic learning platform. “The Queen Rania Foundation and Google.org agreed to create an online learning platform for Arabic Open Educational Resources (OERs) targeting K-12 students and their educators across the Middle East and North Africa region. Announced in London, the initiative comes at a crucial time to help make sure millions of children across the region have access to quality education. Today, an estimated 13 million MENA children, equivalent to 40% of the school age population, are missing out on an education because of conflict and displacement. The refugee crisis has also strained existing education systems in host countries, like Jordan and Lebanon that have taken in large numbers of refugee students, compromising the quality of education offered to both local and refugee children.”

King of Jordan Launches a New Web Site

The King of Jordan has launched a new Web site. “The RHC’s [Royal Hashemite Court – TJC] website includes a number of sections featuring current and historical images about His Majesty, The Royal Hashemite Court and the Royal palaces, in addition to a comprehensive video library collection and overview on the King’s achievements and the Hashemites. The website also offers information on Royal initiatives, development and service projects implemented by The Royal Hashemite Court as well as Jordan’s history and modern milestones.”