Royal Commission for AlUla launches Hegra Conservation Project

JEDDAH: The Royal Commission for AlUla has launched the Hegra Conservation Project in collaboration with the Italian company Estia, which has 30 years of experience in the field.

Hegra is the first Saudi archeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Led by Prof. Mauro Matteini, former director of the Italian National Research Council, a team of scientists, experts, and cultural heritage conservation technicians are investigating the factors leading to the deterioration of the ancient carved tombs in Hegra, which are over 2000 years old.

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