A Virtual Archaeological Site

Town Site

Tell Nimrin (TN) is an archaeological town site at Shuna South, Jordan, north of the Dead Sea and in the Jordan Valley. With permission of the Department of Antiquities of the Royal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (DoA), excavations were conducted during the summers of 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1995. Licensing and other supports were provided by the Directors General, including Drs. Adnan Hadidi, Safwan Tell, and Ghazi Bisheh. Mr. Sa'ad Hadidi, DoA Director of the Salt District, served as the Departmental Representative each season.

Project co-directors were James W. Flanagan (Case Western Reserve University), David W. McCreery (Willamette University), and, after 1989, Khair N. Yassine (University of Jordan).


This website, Virtual Nimrin (VN) presents findings of the TN Project. It includes electronic versions of field books, selected photos, and publishable drawings, as well as a comprehensive collection of reports, including materials that have been published in hardcopy elsewhere. Two tours serve both as an introduction to the TN project and a guide to VN.


Initial funding for the project was provided by the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA), the H. M. and Corine O'Neill Charitable Trusts of Cleveland, Ohio, the S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Family Trust of New York, and the home institutions of the directors and others of the U. S. staff.  From 1990 onward, the University of Jordan collaborated with the project and provided technical and material supports in Jordan.  From 1993 until 1996, CBA and other institutional support continued while the project received outright and matching funds from the National Endowment of the Humanities (grant number RK 20043-93) and the Ohio State Board of Regents.  After 1995, the publication phase and website development were supported by Case Western Reserve University and the CBA.

(Note: after the project began, the DoA modified the names of Jordan's archaeological mounds by changing "tell" to "tall." However, for reasons of consistency within the project's records, "tell" is retained throughout this site.)

For further information please contact James Flanagan (jwf2@po.cwru.edu) or David McCreery(dmccreer@willamette.edu).

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