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Rock Art in the Ha'il Region (Arabic: الفنون الصخرية في منطقة حائل) is the fourth site in Saudi Arabia to be inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. The rock art includes two components situated in the desert of the Ha'il Region: the first is Om Sinman mountain at the city of Jubbah, and the second is al-Manjor and Raat at Al-Shuwaymis. An ancient population left traces of their passings in petroglyphs on the rock's surface, holding 8,000 years of history.
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Cultural: (i), (iii)|
|Inscription||2015 (39th Session)|
|Area||2,043.8 ha (5,050 acres)|
|Buffer zone||3,609.5 ha (8,919 acres)|
The committee in its 39th session choose the site together with two different sites. Since this site has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Saudi Commission for Tourism has sought to further protect the cultural site. These efforts include increasing the buffer zone, repainting and refurnishing the petroglyphs, developing a monitoring system, and more.
The rock art in the Hail Region was inscribed for some criteria. It involves numerous petroglyphs which were created using various methods with simple stone hammers revealing the human creative genius. It also a significant witness of human struggles against the environmental catastrophes.
- Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia.
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