Riyadh: Saudi will soon unveil a new archaeological discovery made through the joint efforts of the kingdom and international excavation teams.
Details will be announced by the Heritage Authority at a press conference in Riyadh today, SPA reported.
During the event, authority chief executive Dr Jasser bin Sulaiman Al-Herbish will reveal the location of the site and representatives of local and international media will be briefed about the methods used to explore the ancient site.
Established in February 2020 with its headquarters in Riyadh, authority is a Saudi government body which aims to support efforts to develop Saudi's national heritage and protect it from extinction.
It also aims to encourage the production and development of content in the sector.
Home to many archaeological treasures spread across its several regions, Saudi has five sites that are currently on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: Al-Ahsa Oasis, Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Saleh) in AlUla, Al-Turaif district in Diriyah, Historic Jeddah, and rock art in the Hail region.
In 2019, Saudi Arabia was also elected to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.