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Saudi Heritage Commission and Waseda University collaborate on archaeological project

Riyadh, September 17, 2023, The Saudi Heritage Commission (HC) and Waseda University (WU) of Japan have inked a collaboration agreement to work together on a five-year archaeological survey and excavation project at the Al-Hawraa site in Umluj Governorate, Tabuk Region. The signing event was held at the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, the headquarters of the HC. Dr. Hasegawa So, a representative of the WU Comprehensive Research Organization, and Dr. Jasser Al-Harbash, the CEO of HC, both attended. The collaboration of the two parties in the survey and excavation at the Al-Hawraa archaeological site is included in the agreement. Together with a complementary Saudi team, a WU scientific team will conduct archaeological surveys and excavation operations. As part of the project, students from Japanese universities and scientific institutions will also have the chance to receive training and carry out specialized research. In order to conduct archaeological surveys and excavation work at cultural heritage sites in the Kingdom, the HC is working to increase national and international scientific partnerships with universities and scientific organizations inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These initiatives demonstrate the Saudi Ministry of Culture's dedication to promoting Saudi participation and national culture within the context of Saudi Vision 2030.

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