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Cultural Diplomacy – Cultural Rock Arts recognized as UNESCO’s sixth World Heritage Site.

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Riyadh: July 25, 2021- (TDI): Saudi Arabia’s Cultural rock arts located in Hima Najran was officially recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in China. It is one of UNESCO’s sixth World Heritage sites and one of the largest rock art complexes in the world.

It is in Hima Najran, in Southwestern Saudi Arabia. According to the CEO of the heritage commission, Dr. Jasir Alherbish “We are thrilled to have this exceptional ancient site recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The area is of outstanding universal value providing us with many lessons about the evolution of human culture and life in ancient times. He furthermore stated that The preservation and protection of the Kingdom’s cultural and natural heritage is a key part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.

Previously in 2019 the Ministry of Culture signed an MoU with UNESCO and to contribute $25 million to the organization for the preservation of heritage globally.

 

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