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Saudi Heritage Commission Expands Register with 1,138 New Sites

The new additions are spread across various regions, with mentions including al-Qassim, al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, Hail, Asir, Mecca, Riyadh, Najran, and the Eastern region.

  • Publish date: Monday، 22 January 2024
Saudi Heritage Commission Expands Register with 1,138 New Sites

Great news from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! The Heritage Commission has successfully added a 1,138 extraordinary sites to the National Register of Architectural Heritage. This fantastic initiative helps protect and preserve the country's rich historic landmarks for future generations to enjoy and bask in their glory.

The new additions are spread across various regions, with mentions including al-Qassim, al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, Hail, Asir, Mecca, Riyadh, Najran, and the Eastern region. With these new entries, we now have a grand total of 3,646 officially recognized architectural heritage sites in the Kingdom. 

This important registration process is governed by the Law of Antiquities, Museums, and Urban Heritage. It grants the commission the authority to officially recognize and document these remarkable sites. The commission's crucial tasks include identifying and registering cultural sites, managing them with the help of digital maps, and safeguarding their historical significance.

If you're a Saudi citizen or resident, you can also play a part in this amazing endeavor. You can report any urban heritage sites or buildings for registration through the commission's official channels, such as the urban heritage service reporting platform, their account on Twitter (or X), or even by contacting their branches throughout the Kingdom.