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Tunisia: Towards the transfer of Shatt al-Jureid to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Tunisia- Awad Sallam- Dances, music and celebrations, are more like weddings in southern Tunisia, but see who is the bride?

It is the Shatt al-Jarid, in the Tunisian desert, which stretches from a Capella city eastwards to a western Housua, with a maximum width of 120 km and an area of ​​7,000 km².

This event came in preparation for the preparation of the Shatt al-Jureid file on the final list of the World Heritage of UNESCO in the presence of a number of faces represented by the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts and a number of frames of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and a spectrum of civil society.

Shatt al-Jarid is one of the most important features of the Tunisian south-west. The water explodes in winter, and in the summer it is covered with a layer of salt.

The Shatt al-Jarid was called in the ancient lake Tritonis Lac Tritonis, then it was called in the Islamic era of the Sabkurat of Tammtum or Pharaoh.

It has been mentioned in a number of books of geography and Arab travelers, including Abi Obeid al-Bakri (s 5 e / 11 m) in his book tracts and kingdoms.

 Al-Tajani mentioned in his voyage (p. 154-155), when he cut into the tambourat of the tamarith, at the beginning of 8 AH / 14 AD: "We found in it the features of a list of sutures that prevent the passerby from going out of its way, walking right and left because what on its right and north of the land is superfluous Do not set foot on it, and no one will be ignorant of it unless it is caught in it ().

In the 19th century, Captain Rudier planned to turn the Shatt al-Jarid into an inland sea, but it later proved impossibly topographical.

The Tunisian Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Ben Zine El Abidine, oversaw the preparation of the Shatt al-Jureid file on UNESCO's final list of UNESCO World Heritage, in the presence of the representative of the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts and a number of frames of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and a spectrum of civil society.

The preparation of the Shatt al-Jarid file is not to be included in the preliminary list because it has been on the list for years, but it is prepared on the final list, according to the Minister of Cultural Affairs delivered on the occasion.

The celebration was an occasion in which Minister Mohamed Zine El Abidine stressed that the registration of Shatt al-Jarid in the World Heritage List, whatever its symbolic, cultural and legal value, is not an end in itself, but a tool of economic and human development in all parts of the country.

The Minister of Cultural Affairs also assured young salt developers that their projects would grow and flourish because the inclusion of the Shatt al-Jorid in UNESCO's World Heritage will enable them to push forward and open up new horizons to capitalize on this huge resource.

The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Zine El Abidine, authorized the General Directorate of Heritage together with the National Heritage Institute and the Agency for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Development to deepen dialogue with all parties in civil society and economic actors.

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