Funded by the EU

Ancient archaeological cave in Dohuk restored

DUHOK, December 23 – In a collaborative effort with the International Labor Organization and the Duhok Archaeological Directorate, UNESCO is involved in the restoration of the Charsteen cave, a site of considerable archaeological importance.

This restoration initiative, integral to a wider commitment aimed at preserving cultural heritage, is funded by the European Union. The project covers the construction of an iron frame establishing a passageway, the excavation of a 10-cubic-meter water well, and the removal of large stones from the site to enhance access to the cave.

Moreover, the site has undergone comprehensive surveying to facilitate the development of a master plan and other renovation works.

The Charsteen Cave, with its historical significance as a former temple for Zoroastrians, underscores the cultural depth motivating these collaborative restoration endeavors.