Town of Nebo Archaeological Project

If you are interested in the immersive experience of living and working in the ancient city of Khirbat al-Mukhayyat as part of an active archaeological team, this upcoming field school opportunity in Jordan is for you.

This field school is a joint venture between NIC and Wilfred Laurier University (WLU). Students will spend three weeks contributing to the Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project (also called the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project) – a multidisciplinary research project investigating the importance of trade, religion and landscape for ancient societies.

Date: May/June 2023
Deadline for application: November 30, 2022
Cost: Around $6500
Credits: TBD


Khirbat al-Mukhayyat is located six kilometres northwest of the City of Madaba, an ancient town in Jordan that is southwest of the capital Amman. Madaba is famous for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.

Students at WLU have participated in this archaeological field school for over 15 years and NIC students can now join them.

NIC instructor Dr. Jenny Botica has worked with Dr. Debra Foran in Jordan at both Tell Madaba and Khirbat al-Mukhayyat. The 2023 season will be the first of what aims to be a multi-year collaboration with the WLU team. Students will contribute to the realization of the research goals of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project and explore public archaeology and heritage tourism opportunities associated with the project.

Itinerary: To be finalized
Accommodations/Meals: shared hotel rooms (double/triple) with breakfast included.

Those interested in this exciting opportunity are welcome to contact for more information.

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