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Jordan and France to work on Jerash preservation

The preservation of the ancient city of Jerash has long been a major priority of the Jordan government.

It is classed as one of the most important remaining examples of the Roman Empire and specifically the stunning architecture that this period in history was associated with.

The whole region had gone missing for centuries, as it was buried in sand, but it has been excavated and restored over the past 70 years and the authorities are keen for Jerash to be safeguarded, as it is an extremely popular destination among people who have embarked on Jordan holidays.

Minister of tourism and antiquities in the Middle Eastern country Nayef Al Fayel told The Jordan Times that a new agreement has been signed with the French government, which will see the two countries work in tandem to protect this unique part of the world.

French ambassador to Jordan Corinne Breuze suggested that preserving sites that carry immense archaeological importance is absolutely crucial.