Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Meets with Mauritania's Prime Minister    Yemeni Council of Ministers Values Saudi Arabia's Support and its Continuous Stances for Yemenis in Various Fields    Prime Minister of Pakistan Visits Prophet's Mosque    Al-Falih: Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council Opens Wider Horizons for Economic Growth    Palestine Records 491 New Cases of COVID-19    Najran's historic Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque reopens for prayer after renovation    Sadara announces more than SR1.6 billion net profit; super Q1 results    EU urges de-escalation after 200 wounded in Jerusalem clashes    Legendary Egyptian singer Hafez to perform in Dubai in an exclusive hologram event    Morocco Records 314 New COVID-19 Cases    Joint Statement for the Visit of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Commercial firms must replace '9200' with toll-free '800', beginning with car agencies    KSrelief's Clinics Provide Medical Services at Zaatari Camp, Jordan    Security men exert distinctive efforts in providing humanitarian services at the Grand Mosque    537 activities by authors and creatives from 15 nations to edutain young readers in SCRF    Pakistani scholars, officials hail decision to build King Salman Mosque    'No time to lose', stop flow of deadly weapons to Myanmar military now: UN    Cut methane emissions to avert global temperature rise: Study    UN rights office urges probe into deadly police operation in Rio de Janeiro    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Kyrgyzstan on Victory Day    Saudi Arabia to receive foreign tourists from May 17    Saudi insurance sector grew 2.3% in 2020: SAMA    King Salman approves project to build grand mosque at Islamic varsity campus in Islamabad    United World, ITC Sign Three-year Partnership to Launch Sports for Development    Legendary Egyptian Singer Abdel Halim Hafez to perform in Dubai in exclusive hologram event    KAUST researcher using stem cells in treatment of blood diseases    Citizen Account Wins UN WSIS Prize for E-Government Track    Over 7500 Speakers Transmit Sound to Worshippers at the Grand Mosque with Complete Clarity    From whom do we take Shariah? How do we get legitimacy?    Sheikh Salman: Saudi Football Association is distinguished and professional    Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa: Saudi Football Association is distinguished and professional    Asian Handball Championships' Draw to Take Place in Jeddah on Saturday    Saudi Rower Hussain Alireza sets for 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers    Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr beats Qatari Al Sadd in AFC Champions League    President of Union of Arab Football Associations Meets with Heads of FIFA, AFC and CAF    Saudi Arabia drawn to 3rd Group in FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021    Australian cricketers wear full PPE on flight to Delhi Aussie PM tells IPL stars to make 'own arrangements' to return home    Business Lady Led Saudi World Competitiveness Edge, in Banana Planting    Al-Khawada Constitutes One of Khulays Governorate Traditional Dishes    Indian Community in Rafha Recalls Ramadan Habits    Jazan Customs During Ramadan: Traditions and heritage    Welcome to beautiful Ramadan customs    Vaccination does not invalidate fasting, says UAE Fatwa Council    It is high time to correct wrong concepts about women's status    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Culture Minister fetes citizens for locating key heritage sites
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 14 - 07 - 2020

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan on Tuesday thanked two Saudi citizens for giving information about key archaeological sites and artifacts in Madinah and Asir regions.
"The citizens' initiatives reflect their awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting antiquities as an important national heritage pertaining to the Kingdom's history and civilization," the minister said in a statement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
Salem Al-Awfi, a resident of Al-Farisha village to the west of Madinah, contacted the Heritage Authority to report that he had spotted an antique piece containing an early Islamic inscription near the old Yanbu Road in the Wadi Melel site, 20 km west of Madinah. Subsequently, specialists from the Heritage Authority contacted him and inspected the site.
They received the heritage piece from him to carry out further studies on it, and then storing it in the museum of the region and registering it in the name of the citizen.
In the Asir region, the citizen Ali Al-Qahtani informed about an archaeological site located in Isaf Valley at Markaz Thajar Suwaidan in the Al-Amwah governorate. The site consists of drawings and rock carvings, some of which were found vandalized by gunfire.
The Heritage Authority is currently completing the procedures to register the site in the National Antiquities Register in addition to fencing the site and setting up warning boards to prevent it from being vandalized.


Clic here to read the story from its source.