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SCTH organises events to promote awareness of the antiquities’ significance, and the need to preserve them SCTH organises events to promote awareness of the antiquities’ significance, and the need to preserve them

53,000 Saudi Arabian Archaeological Items Retrieved

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has succeeded in retrieving more than 53,000 archaeological items from inside and outside Saudi Arabia.

SCTH is now working on the digital registration of artefacts through a digital map in accordance with the international standards for the registration and archiving of data relating to archaeological and heritage sites and artefacts.

The Digital Registration of National Antiquities Project aims to document and register all sites, antiquities, heritage, historical monuments and urban heritage buildings in a comprehensive national digital registry linked to a multi-dimensional digital map, compatible with modern GIS techniques, digital databases, maps, images and graphics.

Nayef Al-Qannour, director general, Antiquity Registration and Protection, SCTH said the new digital register includes detailed information on about 32,000 national antiquities returned from abroad, as well as about 22,000 national antiquities.