The North-Eastern Petra Project

Preliminary Report on the 2013 Season

by Stephan G. Schmid, Zbigniew T. Fiema and Bernhard Kolb

I. Acknowledgments

The 2013 field season of the North-Eastern Petra Project (NEPP) lasted from March 18th to March 29th, 2013. The NEPP 2013 was funded by the Cluster of Excellence „Topoi“ (Berlin), Humboldt-University (Berlin) and the Association for the Understanding of Ancient Cultures (AUAC, Basel). We would like to thank the staff of the Department of Antiquities for their support and for granting the working permit, as well as Dr. Emad Hijazeen, Commissioner of the Petra Park Authority, for the logistic support. We would also like to thank ACOR Amman for lodging the team during its stay in Amman.

The following persons participated in the 2013 season of the NEPP: as co-directors Stephan G. Schmid (Berlin), Zbigniew T. Fiema (Berlin) and Bernhard Kolb (Basel); as surveyors Maija Holappa (Helsinki) and Jana Falkenberg (Berlin); as archaeologists Marco Dehner (Berlin) and Thomas Kabs (Berlin). The representative of the Department of Antiquities was Muhammad Marahleh, whose help and advice were very much appreciated. During the team’s sojourn at Nazzal’s Camp in Petra, Suleiman Mohammed al-B’dool, Aziza Suleiman al-B’dool, Rasmiyeh Hussein al-B’dool and Ali Khalaf al-B’dool were a very efficient and helpful camp and supply team.