Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has recently begun the developmental works at Souk Okaz, the iconic landmark in Taif, to transform it into a year-round leading cultural tourist destination.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season will run between July 20 — August 20 and feature an extensive programme of entertainment events including international performers, interactive stage shows and live concerts.
Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities has announced the findings of an archaeological mission in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Luxor, which revealed 3,500 year old tombs, among other ancient artifacts.
After removing 450m³ of debris, the researchers uncovered a burial chamber of a judge named Userhat, which also housed 10 unique sarcophagi along with eight linen-wrapped mummies belonging to ancient Egypt’s 21st dynasty.
The site was also hiding a collection of over 200 funerary figurines and wooden masks.
The discovery helps experts gain new knowledge about the hidden fragments in ancient Egypt’s timeline and the archaeologists hope to get deeper understanding of the history as the excavations on the site continue.