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Jordan nominates Umm Al Jimal site for UNESCO World Heritage List

By JT - Jan 25,2023 - Last updated at Jan 25,2023

AMMAN — The Tourism Ministry, represented by the Department of Antiquities, referred to UNESCO a nomination file for the archaeological site of Umm Al Jimal to be included in the World Heritage List, Al Mamlaka reported. The nomination file was prepared in cooperation with Umm Al Jimal Archaeological Project, Calvin University and Umm Al Jimal Municipality.

The file was referred to UNESCO on September 30, 2022, after which formal notes were received from the World Heritage Centre.

The file was amended to reach its final form on January 24, 2023, one week before the announced deadline. After the World Heritage Centre receives the file, it will examine the file and the submitted management plan, after which field visits will be conducted to the site during 2023, provided that the decision to approve the listing is made during the summer of 2024. 


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