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Jordan to take part in UNESCO meeting on World Heritage List candidates

By JT - Jul 01,2015 - Last updated at Jul 01,2015

AMMAN — Jordan will take part in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s meeting in the Germany city of Bonn to examine proposals to inscribe 37 properties on the World Heritage List, including the Baptism Site, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez said he will head Jordan’s official delegation in Bonn.

In a statement posted on its website, UNESCO said the Baptism Site, 40km west of Amman, is classified among mixed natural and cultural sites.

Also known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site is where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist according to Christian beliefs.



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