Archive for the ‘Saudi Arabia’ Category
The Saudis love American-built mega projects for many reasons. American engineers finish their work before schedule, with top-of-the-line quality, and the American companies were able to help Saudi society in many ways.Â Not only did they build the necessary infrastructure for oil production and exportation, but they also built many useful societal structures for local Saudis, [...]
The events of the exhibition of the “Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages” has just ended its fourth leg in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany, which lasted for 64 days from January 25 this year.Â The exhibition is scheduled to visit the United States of America at the end of 2012, where it will be hosted [...]
A rare pottery jug that dates back to the pre-Islamic era was found recently in the Al Ahsa municipality. This was the first time that a relic of such historic importance was located in the Al Ahsa municipality.
HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), submitted an important archeological discovery to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, of rare antiques during recent excavations, which revealed that people in the Arabian Peninsula domesticated horses 9,000 years ago.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently discovered two archeological sites in Al Jubail Industrial city in the eastern province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), one dating back to the 3rd century BC, and the other dating back to 1st century BC, corresponding to 5th century AH.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces discovery of Pharaonic inscriptions near Taima
Professor Ali Ibrahem Al Ghabban, vice president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced the discovery of the first Pharaonic archeological finds in the Arabian Peninsula recently. The relics date back to the twelfth century BC.
The Executive Committee of the Eid Al Fitr Celebration at the Riyadh Mayoralty has announced the Eid al-Fitr programs in various parts of the city to celebrate the Eid Holidays. These include the 200 free events spread over more than 40 locations in various neighborhoods of the capital with the participation of a large number [...]
SCTAâ€™s (Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities) excavation team has recently announced the discovery of important antiquities in Darain town, Tarot Island, at the eastern province. The findings revealed that the discoveries lie on three layers of settlements indicating three different civilizations.
HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, launched the project for developing Rijal Alma as a heritage village. Rijal Alma, located in Aseer province 70 kilometers to Abha, was chosen as a part of this program, because it contains a lot of historical houses and other ancient [...]
Twenty-two kilometers was the distance between Abha city in Aseer (south of Saudi Arabia) and Al Soda, the highest point in Asir, west of Abha City, 3,000 meters above sea level, and 30 minutes from Abha airport. While preparing this report, the temperature at Abha was 24 degrees Celsius, and it’s just 15 degrees in [...]