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Saudi Society Shifting Towards National Monuments

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has witnessed a widening interest in the discovery and protection of national monuments.

According to the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Natural Heritage (SCTH) this major achievement was made in collaboration with and support of public departments and specialised organisations and associations.

SCTH said it had been through these efforts that society’s negative views were transformed into respect for, acceptance of, and pride in national antiquities.

While there are voices calling for the removal of the antiquities or lack any interest in them, the dominant voice of the people now demands protection of and pride in past civilisations, the commission said. It added that support came not only from intellectuals but also public officials and religious scholars.