The North-Eastern Petra Project

Preliminary Report on the 2014 Season

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

I. Acknowledgments

The 2014 field season of the North-Eastern Petra Project (NEPP) lasted from March 29th to April 10th, 2014. The NEPP 2014 was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the German-French project „Early Petra“ directed by Michel Mouton (Paris) and Stephan G. Schmid (Berlin), 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. Special thanks go to H. E. Andrea Reichlin, Swiss Ambassador to Jordan, for her support of the project.

The following persons participated in the 2014 season of the NEPP: as co-directors Stephan G. Schmid (Berlin), Zbigniew T. Fiema (Berlin/Helsinki) and Bernhard Kolb (Basel); as surveyors Maija Holappa (Helsinki) and Jana Falkenberg (Berlin); as archaeologists Marco Dehner (Berlin) and Laura Weis (Berlin). The representative of the Department of Antiquities was Mr. Sami al-Rawfa, 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, Anwar Ali al-B’dool and Ali Khalaf al-B’dool were a very efficient and helpful camp and supply team.