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Saudi identifies 253 historical sites in Asir and Hail
The Saudi Heritage Commission has identified 253 significant new sites in Asir and Hail provinces, adding to its growing National Antiquities Register that aims to record the country’s history.
Dr. Jasir Al-Herbish, CEO of the commission, said there are 141 sites in Asir and 112 in Hail.
The sites include a large number of inscriptions, drawings, and old rock markings dating back to prehistoric times, as well as some Islamic inscriptions and writing.
Under the Ministry of Culture, the commission has established a nationwide conservation strategy covering four categories: Antiquities, urban heritage, handicrafts and intangible cultural heritage.