The long road to preservation

The struggle to keep Jerusalem’s treasures – its historic buildings – from being destroyed.

February 2, 2016 09:57
3 minute read.

Jerusalem Mea Shearim. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Being a historic city, Jerusalem is blessed with an impressive number of buildings spanning a broad range of periods. Not all of these structures are necessarily the most beautiful; sometimes their importance is more historic than aesthetic.

In the past, people were less aware of their significance; consequently, many architectural gems in the city have been lost to development and construction plans. The situation is much improved, and today there are there are official bodies that control and supervise the work of classifying and preserving such buildings.


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