Jordan to submit Umm Al-Jimal site for UNESCO heritage list

Umm Al-Jimal
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AMMAN — At Umm Al-Jimal, an ancient village in northern Jordan, visitors can explore eras of Jordan’s history preserved in basalt mansions and structures, which lie alongside the dry bed of an ancient stream. And now, in a new phase of the village’s history, the Kingdom’s Department of Antiquities has completed preparations to submit “within the next two days” an application for the site’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to Fadi Al-Balawi, the department’s director.اضافة اعلان

Balawi, speaking during a meeting of the Lower House Finance Committee on Monday, highlighted the importance of the Kingdom’s budget allocations towards heritage projects, where the department was able to develop 82 projects at archaeological sites in Jordan during the past year, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

These projects included a “complete restoration” of the Aqaba Ring, renovations at the Roman Theater museums in downtown Amman, a project in downtown Madaba, renovations at the Tafileh Museum, and others, he said.

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