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SCTH Launches Archaeological Excavation Season for 2018

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced the launch of the season of archaeological excavations for the current year 2018 with the participation of 44 joint Saudi-global expeditions across the Kingdom's different regions.

The Commission has recently expanded its survey and exploration work to take a more comprehensive and systematic approach to include more sites, since the Kingdom is rich in thousands of archaeological sites that constitute a civilized treasure of great historical and cultural value.

The work of the survey and archaeological excavations are being carried out by modern scientific methods and the participation of international expeditions from a number of universities and research centers specializing in archeology from the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Finland, Japan, Australia and China in addition to scores of Saudi national archaeological expeditions being led by the universities of King Saud, Hail, Jazan and others.

All these works target different archaeological locations that historically extend from more than a million years from prehistoric times to Islamic times (10th century Hijri) within the SCTH plans that will continue for several seasons.

They are also being followed up by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage through his field visits to these archeological expeditions during their field work.

It is worth mentioning that the depth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's civilization deeply rooted in history is still represented in its vast territory and undoubtedly the work of archaeological survey in the Kingdom will contribute to the achievement of many important archaeological discoveries and provide new insights on the essence of civilization in the Arabian Peninsula in general and in the Kingdom in particular.

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