Saudi Arabian Tourism and Heritage Authority registers 43 archaeological sites

1 / 3
Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archeological sites across the Kingdom. (SPA)
2 / 3
Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archeological sites across the Kingdom. (SPA)
3 / 3
Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archeological sites across the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 23 July 2018
0

Saudi Arabian Tourism and Heritage Authority registers 43 archaeological sites

  • Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archaeological sites across the Kingdom
  • Among the registered sites are 26 locations in the holy city of Makkah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archaeological sites across the Kingdom during the section quarter of this year.
Among the registered sites are 26 locations in the holy city of Makkah, including Al-Hafaira in the governorate of Al-Taif, and two archaeological sites in the governorate of Al-Jamoom,
It also includes nine in the region of Assir, including a site in the city of Bel Qarn, in south Saudi Arabia, and a location at the Shefa Saad site and several others in Wadi Ne’am in the governorate of Tathleeth.
The Kingdom has announced the registration of 32 archaeological sites during the first quarter of 2018.
The authority has also launched established the national electronic register for the documentation of archaeological and historical sites in the Kingdom.
It allows recording their details electronically so that they can be protected and developed. Through this important national project, the Authority has managed to register 8268 archaeological sites so far in the various regions of the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

Updated 22 sec ago
0

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture took part in a preservation of cultural event organized by the United Nations on Tuesday.
The Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at the UN headquarters in New York with an international delegation and in conjunction with UNESCO’s “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.”
Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech at the conference in which she affirmed that culture is an essential part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
She also spoke about the importance of preserving cultural and natural heritage to achieve peace. “It is a common pursuit of all countries to build a rich cultural future in which various kinds of culture and arts flourish,” she added.
The discussion focused on contributing to sustainable development from a local, regional and international perspective based on national experiences.
According to the two main pillars of the United Nations, cultural diversity and the importance of indigenous cultures in sustainable development is vital in achieving many objectives, including “highlighting the relationship between culture and human diversity.”
Also on the agenda was a session on using culture as a tool for change, innovation, empowerment and equality, and addressed issue such as the role of traditional knowledge and skills to promote environmental sustainability and the impact of cultural heritage on identity preservation and peace-building.