After restoration, Ajloun castle’s lower overlook is ‘ready for visitors’

Ajloun castle
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AMMAN — The Department of Antiquities at Ajloun Governorate has completed the restoration and maintenance of the castle's lower overlook, making it ready for visitors and tourists, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

Director of Ajloun’s Department of Antiquities, Ismail Melhem, said that the restoration work of the castle aims to develop tourism in the governorate, especially after years of delay.

Maintenance, he added, is part of the department’s ongoing plans to highlight the treasures abundant with Ajloun for tourists.

Recent restoration and maintenance work included adding protective measures to antiquities, tiling floors, removing rubble, cleaning the space, and restoring part of the castle’s inner master stairway’s roof.

The stairway was also connected to the rest of the castle to help make movement easier.

Melhem added that the restoration and maintenance of many archaeological sites in Ajloun were carried out by trained and qualified cadres.

Through these efforts, he added, the department was able to provide job opportunities for the unemployed by hiring them to preserve the historical legacy of these sites and to help tourists enjoy the visit.

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