JEDDAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) registered 32 archaeological and historical sites in the National Antiquities Register in the first quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of registered sites to 8,225, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The SCTH registered seven archaeological sites: Three in the Tabuk region, two in the Asir region, one in the city of Nariyah in the Eastern Province, and one in the city of Yanbu in the Madinah region. The commission also registered 25 historical sites.
It established the National Antiquities Register so Saudi archaeological and historical sites can be protected, managed and preserved.
SCTH has launched a comprehensive and systematic program of archaeological survey and excavation. Some 31 local and international missions are working in various regions across the Kingdom.