Rijal Alma’a in the Pipe-line to Join UNESCO World Heritage List

Riyadh, The village of Rijal Alma'a (Literally, the Brightest Men) in Aseer Region, Southern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is preparing to be registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as the Commission for Tourism and National Heritage is keeping exerting strenuous endeavors, showing the importance of registering Saudi rich archaeological and heritage sites on the UNESCO cherished World Heritage List, with a view to highlighting the cultural dimensions of the Kingdom, preserving its national heritage and introducing its historical value, to the public and the world, alike.

The Commission has taken note of the path of registering heritage sites on the World Heritage List as an important activity that contributes to highlighting the Kingdom's cultural heritage worldwide, as well as preserving the rich historical, archaeological and heritage wealth of the Kingdom and henceforth qualifying these sites according to the standards recognized by specialized international organizations.

Such an action translates Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for the Care of Cultural Heritage into facts, as it includes a series of programs and projects for the development of national heritage sites, in recognition and preservation of their historical value.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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