(MENAFN – The Peninsula) Doha: Qatar Museums today announced the inclusion of three more Qatari heritage sites on the ISESCO Heritage List. This inscription came during the ninth meeting of the Islamic World Heritage Committee (IWHC) within the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), convened virtually on June 29, 2021.
The IWHC has decided to inscribe 97 new historical sites and cultural elements on ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List, including three Qatari archaeological sites: Al Rakyat Fort, Barzan Towers and the Heritage House of Al Khulaifi.
On this occasion, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Museums, said: âWe are delighted to see more Qatari heritage sites on the ISESCO Heritage List. This new achievement contributes to the promotion of Qatar’s rich cultural heritage across the world and enhances cultural tourism in the country. We thank all those who have contributed to this achievement.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Ahmad Musa Al-Namla, CEO of Qatar Museums, said: âThis achievement is the culmination of Qatar Museums’ continuous efforts to revive Qatari heritage and promote the country’s various heritage sites. The three heritage sites that have been added to ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List constitute important historical and cultural heritage for the Qatari people and the Islamic world as a whole. We will work to inscribe more Qatari Islamic archaeological sites, highlight the Islamic culture of Qatar and strengthen its position on the map of Islamic and cultural tourism.
These three archaeological sites were added to the other Qatari sites already inscribed on ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List in December 2019. These are the fort of Al Zubara, the site of Al Jassasiya, the former Amiri Palace (Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Palace in Qatar National Museum) and Al Ruwais Mosque. This brings the number of Qatari sites on ISESCO’s Islamic World Heritage List to seven archaeological sites.
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