University to Organize Archeological Symposium on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Khalid University, Media Center
In Conjunction with the First Archaeological Convention of Riyadh

Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies will organize a symposium on the archeology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, February 17 at the Central Stadium in the University City of Abha.

The symposium will be held in cooperation with the branch of the National Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region, in conjunction with the First Archeology Convention of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held in Riyadh from 18-20 February, under the umbrella of the Custodian’s program to preserve the national heritage of the Kingdom.

The Director of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University, Prof. Dr. Hussien Al-Wad’I, indicated that the symposium received considerable attention from His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of the Aseer Region and his Deputy, HRH Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz. The symposium is designed to raise awareness and to enhance the national perception of the monuments of the Kingdom and the Aseer region while transforming the role of archeology into a community issue.

The symposium will discuss four research-oriented proposals, which will be submitted by a number of King Khalid University professors and experts who are interested in archeology. An introductory exhibition will accompany the symposium. Lastly, the exhibition will highlight the historic residential, archeological, and lifestyles of the region.