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Iraqi Kurds Restore Ancient Fortress, Now UNESCO Heritage Sitei
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Jeffrey Young
August 10, 2014 1:01 AM
High atop the city of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, sits a fortress believed to be some 6,000 years old. After nearly crumbling to ruins, the fortress is now being restored by the Kurdistan Regional Government with the help of UNESCO, which has designated the citadel as a World Heritage Site. VOA’s Jeffrey Young has more.

Iraqi Kurds Restore Ancient Fortress, Now UNESCO Heritage Site

Published August 09, 2014

High atop the city of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, sits a fortress believed to be some 6,000 years old. After nearly crumbling to ruins, the fortress is now being restored by the Kurdistan Regional Government with the help of UNESCO, which has designated the citadel as a World Heritage Site. VOA’s Jeffrey Young has more.


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August 10, 2014 11:33 AM
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