Importance of archaeological discovery in Saudi Arabia's Nefud desert highlighted

Importance of archaeological discovery in Saudi Arabia's Nefud desert highlighted
The site was named Athar (Arabic for relics) due to the nature of the discovery. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2018

Importance of archaeological discovery in Saudi Arabia's Nefud desert highlighted

Importance of archaeological discovery in Saudi Arabia's Nefud desert highlighted
  • The site contains human footprints estimated to be 85,000 years old

Abdullah Al-Sharekh, associate professor of archaeology at King Saud University, stressed the importance of the discovery of a site in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud desert that contains human footprints estimated to be 85,000 years old.

“The research will be published in one of the world’s leading scientific journals,” he said, adding that Prince Sultan is supporting the project.

“Athar is one of the oldest and rarest archaeological sites in the Arabian Peninsula,” he said. “It will introduce us to the various living resources that were available to humans, and will support previously found archaeological evidence about the presence of early human groups in the Arabian Peninsula and their dispersal to different geographic regions.” 


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).