Heritage Days in Jordan: Two closed historical sites exceptionally open to the public

October 22, 2019
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In the framework of the 2nd edition of Heritage Days and with the cooperation of the Department of Antiquities in Amman, two closed heritage sites will be open for the first time this year for the public. For this upcoming weekend, Amman Nymphaeum and an ancient Church in Sweifieh will be open all day for visitors on the 25-26 October 2019.

In 2018, the European Union celebrated the European Year of Cultural Heritage. As a result, the EU Delegation to Jordan partnered with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism to launch the first ever Heritage Days in Jordan. Due to its success, the initiative is happening again in October 2019.

Organised by European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Jordan, the 2nd edition of Heritage Days aims to highlight the shared cultural heritage and encourage everyone to become actively involved in the safeguarding of Jordan’s heritage for present and future generations.It’s an opportunity to involve citizens from all backgrounds, in particular young people, in events and projects emphasising Jordan’s heritage and values, helping to strengthen a sense of belonging. A wide range of activities will take place: exhibitions, performances, workshops, hikes, theatre plays, lectures and access to historical sites that are often closed to the public.

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Opening Amman Nymphaeum event on Faceook

Opening Sweifieh ancient church event on Facebook

Heritage Days 2019 in Jordan Facebook page

EU Delegation to Jordan website and Facebook page

EUNIC website 

Countries covered:

  • Jordan