City of Shushan Becomes World Heritage Site


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 Newscenter}


  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.