Developing a Conservation and Management Plan for Sebastia

During the first half of 2021, UNESCO continued overseeing the different activities implemented in the framework of the Local Development through the Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Historic Environment in Palestine project, generously funded by Sweden. Through this project, 75 historic building and urban spaces have been rehabilitated and utilized for the welfare of the local communities they exist in. Through which, UNESCO and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the Municipality of Sebastia, developed a Conservation and Management Plan for Sebastia; a site on the Tentative List of Palestine for Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites with potential OUV. The village of Sebastia is one of the important Palestinian archaeological sites, and a once-vibrant Roman city with a wealth of monumental remains. Read more about the overall project and its scope.