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53,000 antiquities digitally mapped in Saudi
08 : 56 AM - 15/08/2018
Riyadh, Aug. 15 (BNA): Saudi Arabia has successfully restored more than 53,000 archaeological pieces from inside and outside Saudi Arabia.

These antiquities were digitally archived via digital mapping in accordance with international standards for the registration and archiving of data relating to sites and archaeological and heritage pieces, for Registration and Protection of Antiquities, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Director for Registration and Protection of Antiquities at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) , Dr. Nayef Al-Qunour, said the new digital registration includes complete information about 32,000 national antiquities restored from abroad, as well as about 22,000 national antiquities restored to the commission since the project was launched by its President, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, to restore national antiquities.

The Digital Archeology 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, pictures and graphics.



BNA 0548 GMT 2018/08/15

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