This year has provided some highs and lows.
Reconstruction work has occurred at Qasr el-Mshatta near Queen Alia International Airport.
|Qasr el-Mshatta in 1998. © APAAME_19980513_RHB-0054.|
|Qasr el-Mshatta in 2014. © APAAME_20141013_RHB-0012.|
A possible Roman column quarry has somehow survived (so far) amongst a massive modern limestone quarry – and a ground visit found another quarry site on an adjacent hill. But how long will they survive the expanding modern quarry?
|Quarry. © APAAME_20141013_RHB-0467.|
|Machaerus in 2006. © APAAME_20060910_DLK-0005.|
|Machaerus in 2014. © APAAME_20141013_MND-0086.|
|Machaerus in 1998. The faint trace of Roman Camp P can be seen on the peak in middle ground right. © APAAME_19980517_RHB-0071.|
|Pilgrim Hotel in foreground of Machaerus in 2014. © APAAME_20141013_RHB-0032.|
|Looting shafts at Khirbet Ain. © APAAME_20141012_REB-0235.|
|Looting shafts in the hillsides around Pella. © APAAME_20141012_MND-0384.|
|Systematic looting of Fifi. © APAAME_20141013_REB-0277.|