Efforts underway to present Umm Al-Jimal as World Heritage site

Umm Al-Jimal
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AMMAN — The General-Director of the Department of Antiquities Fadi Balawi has said that department is working to present the archaeological city of Umm Al-Jimal in Mafraq as a UNESCO World Heritage site during 2022, pointing to “the existence of six archaeological sites in Jordan that are already on the World Heritage List,” Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

 There are six archaeological churches that have been recently restored within a project for UNISCO at Rihab site,” he said.

“Umm Al-Jimal archaeological site contains Arabic, Latin, and Greek inscriptions and the Arabic ones are examples of the evolution of Arabic calligraphy. Marfaq is one of the most diverse cities, however, it has been neglected archaeologically,” according to antiquities professor at the Hashemite University, Firdos Al-Ajlouni.

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