Heritage Commission launches first phase of archaeological survey project in Al-Jouf region

July 01, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

The Heritage Commission has launched the first phase of the archaeological survey project designed to document stone structures in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The survey, which has been launched under the direction of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan, who is also chairman of the Heritage Commission, is one of the leading global archaeological projects, given the fact that Saudi Arabia is home to the largest number of stone structures in the world, with their diverse shapes, sizes and functions.

Beginning from the Al-Jouf region and the Northern Borders, the project will provide important and valuable information on environmental, cultural and social conditions regarding the nature of these structures in order to enrich information sources about the Paleolithic period.

It also focuses on the importance of documenting and preserving stone structures at the national level and highlighting the pivotal civilizational role of the Kingdom in global human civilization as well as investment in the environmental, cultural and tourism fields.

It is worth mentioning that the Heritage Commission earlier announced a scientific project involving the study and documentation of stone structures in cooperation with Saudi and international universities and research centers specializing in the overall field of archaeology.

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