A proposed project to transfer Red Sea waters into the Dead Sea through tunnels or buried pipelines to control the fast-shrinking lake could pose a threat to major archaeological sites, a new World Bank report reveals.

The World Bank-led “Red Sea – Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program,” involving Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority to analyze the probable impact of the project on the environment and society, has identified several archaeological sites within Arabah in the Jordan Rift Valley that could be destroyed in the due course of constructions associated with the project.

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