USAID SCHEP is proud to welcome three new sites to our
These include sites in Aqaba, Wadi Rum, and Madaba and seek
to create new dimension to these well established tourist destinations by
enhancing the cultural heritage component at each of the sites. The sites
Ayla: The first attempt at underwater archaeology in Jordan,
this site explores Aqaba’s marine heritage and links it to the surrounding
Islamic-era historical city.
Al Khaz’ali: Nestled deep in Wadi Rum, this hidden cleft is
rich with Petroglyphs, Thamudic, and Kufic inscriptions.
Madaba Regional Museum: This cross section of Madaba’s past
and present includes remnants from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman period and
will eventually become home to a regional archaeological museum.
SCHEP will work to train members of the local communities in
best practices in both conservation and tourism to ensure the progress made by
the project can be continued long after the project has ended.
Check back on this site as well as our social media pages to learn more about these sites and our work there!