City of Shushan Becomes World Heritage Site

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susa shushanSome 2,500 years after the events of the Purim story permanently stamped the Persian city of Shushan in Jewish history, the ancient site was given the UN’s imprimatur as a world heritage site yesterday.

Known by its modern-day name Susa, the site, in modern-day Iran, was one of seven sites chosen by the world cultural body to join the exclusive list of the world’s most treasured places.

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization also granted the status to another site in Iran — the troglodyte settlements of Maymand — as well as Singapore’s Botanical Gardens and the Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain landscape in Mongolia.

Inclusion on UNESCO’s vaunted list can bring further economic benefits, because as well as being a powerful tourist draw, world heritage sites are eligible for financial assistance towards preservation.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. Let’s not forget that wecan now ask for lots of $$$. The UN’s Moon will go there for 40 days and GREAT yeshuos will com from there.

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