AKnews reports that the Iraqi Ministry for Tourism will begin renovating Kirkuk’s historic citadel in early February.
Deputy head of Kirkuk’s archeology office told AKnews that the ministry has not announced the allocated budget for the project.
She added this is the second time the citadel, located in the central Kirkuk, will be renovated. The first time just parts of the citadel were refurbished.
The citadel is almost 5,000-year-old and 18 meters high citadel, and contains the shrines of Prophet Daniel. The former Iraqi regime sidelined this ancient site.