Madain Saleh and Al-Dirriyah are largely undeveloped. The World Heritage status might earn them a large number of tourists. In the event of such an occurence, very carefully considered and researched conservation measures will have to be implemented in order to preserve the essence of the sites.(Via Archaeologica News.)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
THE NABATEAN CITY of Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Arab News is glad, but is also thinking ahead and raising some important concerns.