Andrews University- 50th Anniversary of Madaba Plains Project

2017–18 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Heshbon Expedition to Jordan, the forerunner of the Madaba Plains Project (MPP), an archaeological project at three locations in Jordan: Tall Hisban, Tall al-Umairy and Tall Jalul. The leaders of the first team to attempt the expedition were Siegfried Horn of Andrews University, Roger Boraas of Upsala College (New Jersey) and Bastian van Elderen of Calvin College (Michigan). They completed the trip in summer 1968.

Today, MPP is the longest continuously collaborating archaeological consortium in Jordan. While the scholarly achievements that have resulted from this long-standing collaboration have been extensive and well-received, the challenge now is how to provide a sustainable future for the sites themselves.

Source: https://www.andrews.edu/agenda/47306

Andrews University is the flagship educational institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Business Administration, School of Education, and School of Health Professions.

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Adventist Review Online | The Heshbon Excavation

Longtime readers of this magazine will likely remember a series of articles reporting on the discoveries of the Andrews University-led archaeological expeditions to biblical Heshbon in Jordan from 1967 to 1976. Written by Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary professors Siegfried H. Horn and Lawrence T. Geraty, these articles covered not only discoveries illuminating biblical history but also the people, the goals, and the scientific procedures that were integral to the Heshbon expedition.

Source: Adventist Review Online | The Heshbon Excavation

Adventist Review Online | Adventist University Celebrates 50 Years of Excavations in Jordan

The 2017–18 season marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Heshbon Expedition to Jordan, the forerunner of the Madaba Plains Project (MPP). Andrews University, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States, was one of the first in taking part in those archaeological excavation projects at three Jordan locations—Tall Hisban, Tall al-Umairy, and Tall Jalul.

Leaders of the first team were Siegfried Horn of Andrews University, Roger Boraas of Upsala College (New Jersey), and Bastian van Elderen of Calvin College (Michigan). They completed the trip in summer 1968.

Today, MPP is the longest continuously collaborating archaeological consortium in Jordan. While the scholarly achievements that have resulted from this long-standing collaboration have been extensive and well-received, the challenge now is how to provide a sustainable future for the sites themselves.

Source: Adventist Review Online | Adventist University Celebrates 50 Years of Excavations in Jordan

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