Saudi Arabia adds 190 new antiquities sites to its national record


Jeddah – This week, the Saudi Heritage Commission accepted the listing and documentation of 190 additional antiquities in the country’s national record.

According to sources, there are currently 8,788 such establishments listed on the national register across the nation.

The biggest number, 35, is found in the Asir region in the southwest of the Kingdom, followed by Al-Jouf in the north, Tabuk in the northwest, Hail in the center, 23, Al-Qassim in the east, and the Eastern Province, 20.

There have been 11 new registrations, 10 in the Makkah region, 5 in Al-Baha, and 1 in Madinah.

These sites are registered in accordance with the standards outlined in the Antiquities and Architectural Heritage System, which was established by royal decree in November 2014.

To facilitate administration, protection, and preservation, the sites are first registered with the Heritage Commission and then digitally mapped.

The Heritage Commission has requested that anyone who finds any sites on the Balagh platform report them at

Additionally, the commission might be informed of new sites via its regional chapters and Twitter account.

Internationally renowned archaeological sites may be found throughout the Kingdom, notably Hegra in AlUla, which was added to the World Heritage List as Saudi Arabia’s first property in 2008.

At-Turaif District in Diriyah, Historic Jeddah, Rock Art in the Hail region, Al-Ahsa Oasis, and Hima Cultural Area in Jazan all came after this between the years 2010 and 2021, respectively.

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