Saudi Heritage Commission Registers 202 New Archaeological Sites

20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA
20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA
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Saudi Heritage Commission Registers 202 New Archaeological Sites

20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA
20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA

The Heritage Commission has announced the addition of 202 new archaeological sites, bringing the total to 9,119.

The documentation process for each site is thorough, beginning with the initial discovery and followed by a detailed inspection by experts to confirm the site's archaeological significance. The final stages include the drafting of necessary scientific and technical reports.

The newly documented sites are spread across the Kingdom, with notable discoveries in the Riyadh region (102 sites), Asir region (20 sites), and Hail region (80 sites).

These sites showcase a variety of stone structures, including wells, pillars, and foundational remnants of ancient buildings.

The discoveries also include graves and cemeteries dating back to the early Islamic period and earlier, featuring a collection of stone tools such as weapons and axes.

Several sites featured Thamudic inscriptions and rock art depicting various animal forms, including deer, wolves, and tigers.

The Commission has called on citizens to report any archaeological findings as part of efforts to involve the public in preserving Saudi Arabia's historical legacy.

This initiative highlights the crucial role of community involvement in the preservation and development of the nation's heritage.



King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair
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King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language is preparing to participate in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

It will be part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's pavilion as the guest of honor for this year's edition. The collaboration is in partnership with the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission.

The event is scheduled to take place from June 19 to 23 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.

The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language's involvement in the Saudi pavilion aligns with various cultural and national entities to support the Human Capability Development Program, which aims to realize the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 through the implementation of relevant qualitative activities, such as seminars and panel discussions, under the participation of Saudi and Chinese researchers.

Additionally, the academy is set to host the Saudi-Chinese Linguistic Forum, a scientific and cultural event organized in cooperation with the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission.