Video made by Première Urgence Internationale
1997-2001 – Excavations of Saint Hilarion monastery by the Palestinian Service of Antiquities.
2001- The École biblique provides expertise on the archaeological remains when asked by the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
2002-2006 – Verification of the site’s stratigraphy and chronology. The project is supported by the French Consulate General in Jerusalem.
2010-2015 – Verifiation survey, urgent structural consolidation, training for workers and Gaza University students. All the interventions are supported by the French Consulate General in Jerusalem and UNESCO.
2011 – Umm el-‘Amr appears on the World Monuments Fund list of the 100 most threatened sites in the world.
2012 – Registration on UNESCO’s Tentative List of Palestinian patrimony.
2017-2020 : Conservation and spotlight programme (British Council/EBAF) managed by the NGO “Première Urgence”.