$3m to Develop Nippur Archaeological Site

An official in Diwaniya said on Friday evening that the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism has allocated 3.5bn Iraqi Dinars (ID) [$3m] to the rehabilitation of the Neipur [Nippur] archaeological city south of Diwaniya, 180 km south of Baghdad.

Dakhil al-Kanani, the head of the Supreme Committee of the Niepur cultural festival in Diwaniya province told AKnews that the rehabilitation of the city will begin this year in order to complete the work quickly, allowing tourists from all over the world visit this important archeological site.

The ancient city of Niepur (35 km south of Diwaniya) was an important capital over 5,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest cities in Iraq.

(Source: AKnews)

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