Location: Jordan         Length: 14 min

Tall Hisban is the longest continuously excavated archaeological site in Jordan. This film presents two intertwined stories: the story of the comings and goings of many empires over the past three millennia and the story of how the local population has survived under this long series of power shifts. The film was shot on location during a three-week dig in May 2010, during which its international team exhibited reason to hope for the future of international cooperation. Some shots are from the surrounding regions, such as Madaba, Jerash, and Wadi Musa.

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Produced in 2010 by Paul Reid, Stronger Than Fiction Studios

Copyright 2010 by Stronger Than Fiction Studios

Deep Time at Tall Hisban (Vimeo)

Hisban – a Site with a View (to History) (Center for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy for Sciences and Letters)

Historical Archaeology, Field Updates for Tall Hisban (Missouri State University)

Madaba Plains Project

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