3000-year-old relics discovered in KSA’s Jarash archaeological site

A view of the Jarash excavation site in Asir region. (Supplied photo)
Updated 14 October 2018

3000-year-old relics discovered in KSA’s Jarash archaeological site

  • Jarash, near Abha, is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province
  • The site is one of the most important in the history of the Arabian Peninsula

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has ordered the continuation of archaeological excavations at Jarash. 

Excavation work will continue for 35 days with the participation of students from King Khalid University, said Mohammed Al-Umrah, director of the SCTH in the Asir region. Excavation teams at Jarash have discovered relics as old as 3,000 years.

Jarash, near Abha, is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province. The site is one of the most important in the history of the Arabian Peninsula.

Recently, SCTH announced the registration of more than 53,000 historical artifacts and relics that it successfully managed to restore from inside and outside the Kingdom.

In 2011, Prince Sultan launched a campaign for retrieving national artifacts, including media and cultural programs and initiatives that aim to enlighten and inform citizens about the value of artifacts and the importance of returning them to the SCTH.


Saudi Arabia launches investigation into firearm incident at AlUla-Neom rally

Updated 11 November 2019

Saudi Arabia launches investigation into firearm incident at AlUla-Neom rally

  • A man intercepted one of the rally drivers and came at him with a gun
  • The suspect's firearm and vehicle have been seized

RIYADH: A criminal investigation has been launched after an armed man intercepted a vehicle taking part in a rally in Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom’s Public Prosecution said the suspect came out of his car carrying a firearm and aimed it at the driver in a car competing in the AlUla-Neom race.
“The Public Prosecution has ordered the seizure of the firearm and the vehicle used in the crime, and ordered the arrest of the accused pending the case,” a statement issued on the state-run said.
The AlUla-Neom race ran from Tuesday to Saturday and was won by Saudi driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi.
Fifty-nine cars, seven motorcycles, seven quads and one truck tackled the even, which was the third stage of the Saudi Toyota Desert Rally Championship.