In the presence of the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mohamed Zine El Abidine, and Tunisian government and parliament representatives, Ambassador Blome launched the Oudhna archeological site restauration project. The site located in the Ben Arous Governorate, and the project will restore the ancient cisterns and provide storage for ancient artifacts. Work on the site, which has already begun, will continue through 2022.
Ambassador Blome: “The United States is proud to partner with Tunisia in preserving its cultural heritage. Oudhna is a stunning site and a symbol of Tunisia’s rich history. Tunisia is home to many cultural treasures – from Roman archaeological ruins to ancient Medinas to music traditions…and so much more. The U.S. Embassy is working with the Tunisian government and the private sector on a range of initiatives to boost cultural tourism across the country. We are honored to help preserve Tunisia’s heritage – and to help Tunisians share it with the world. This $110,000 (roughly 330,000 TD) project is the 6th Ambassadors Fund project in Tunisia. We look forward to continuing our cooperation in safeguarding Tunisia’s heritage.”