investigations have been carried out in Petra
and surrounding areas since the 1930's. Every
year several excavation teams, both national and international, come to Petra to research and
uncover more of the history of this unique site. In 1994 UNESCO identified and listed 800
monuments in Petra.
Recent surveys show that the actual number of monuments is far greater than
of Antiquities [HAC1] (DOA) is the Government department that,
by law, owns all the archaeological sites in Jordan and is the body responsible
for granting permission for excavations.
New excavations are often taking place in Petra and we
try our best to constantly update these pages so please keep checking them. If you would like your work to be included on
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Follow the links on the left for an insight into
archaeological research and excavations, past and present.
[HAC2] to see a complete list of all
projects carried out in Petra
[HAC1]Link to the department of antiquities website: doa.jo
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