Using the Archive

APAAME is home to over 100,000 photographs, and it can be hard to know where to start.
The best entry point to the Archive is through our Flickr Collections Page.

To see a selection of the photographs organised as sets, follow this link:

To see the distribution of photographs on a map, follow this link: (Note: older photographs are georeferenced based on the site, more recent photographs taken digitally are georeferenced based on the position of the photographer).

To see a selection of the types of sites we photograph in Jordan, follow this link, or check out our featured sets.

If you are having trouble finding an image, please consult our video tutorials for some tips on searching the database and finding image information. If you are still having difficulty, please contact us.

Our (watermarked) images can be browsed and searched on our Flickr. The watermarked images are Creative Commons - Attribution - Non Commercial - No Derivatives. This designation applies to the watermarked images only.

Please contact us to obtain high resolution, watermark-free images, quoting the full reference numbers of those in which you are interested.

No reproduction charge is normally made for use of APAAME photographs in research, academic articles or in limited print books intended for an academic audience. An administration fee may be charged however. You should inform us of your proposed use when requesting any images.

If photos are for commercial undertakings such as online articles, video, exhibitions, magazines, newspapers or books aimed at a popular audience, there is a reproduction fee based on medium and circulation.

Some of the images featured on our Flickr page are not part of our collection, but belong to other collecting institutions. The relevant information is usually included in the photograph description field. If you wish to request and/or reproduce these images please contact the institution.

When requesting an image please make a note of the reference number that appears under the site name. (shown here is 'APAAME_20141028_DLK-0085' highlighted yellow)

When publishing any photograph sources from APAAME, for commercial or academic purposes, please include a full reference in your bibliography:

Aerial Photographic Archive of Archaeology in the Middle East (APAAME), archive accessible from:

Also, any photograph should include the FULL reference number underneath it in text, for example: APAAME_19980508_DLK-0002

While the individual who has taken the photograph(s) has signed over the right for the images to be distributed by APAAME, the individual still retains the formal right to be identified as the photographer. Wherever possible, a credit to the photographer should be published with the photograph(s). The photographer's name is indicated in the copyright field of the EXIF metadata attached to each photograph. You will also be informed of this information when you request images from us.
We would greatly appreciate if you notified us when our images appear in a publication, and if possible, send us an offprint for our records.

NB: These are not art photographs. They were taken for archaeological purposes, sometimes not taken in optimum conditions of time of day, light, direction, height etc. However, even images that are poor quality can have a value and it has seemed best to make virtually everything available online rather than just our selection of the best.

The earliest photographs in the Archive from the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project date from 1997 and several subsequent years were taken on film - they have been digitized from the original negative or slide.

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