AMMAN, Jordan

An heir to one of the richest landowning families in Jordan, Mamdouh Bisharat is a worldly-wise man dedicating his life to protect architectural and cultural heritage.

A man of wealth, Bisharat rented the oldest building in Amman downtown in 2001. However, what is behind the story that it was a monetary investment for him.

Esteeming the intangible heritage, maybe beyond the material value, he paid more than its material value to prevent the building embellished with history and culture to close down.

Taking a tour in Amman, you are strongly recommended to visit the Duke’s Diwan. Lucky

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