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Digitizing graffiti and rock art of Saudi Arabia: executive workshop

Riyadh, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, May 8-17

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities has conceived and is realizing an ambitious project focusing on the mass registration and digitization of graffiti and rock art of Saudi Arabia.

In this view, a new meeting, following the one held in Pisa on Februry 16-19, is being organized in Riyadh on May 8-17, 2015.

An international panel of experts from Saudi Arabia, Italy (University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore) and France (CNRS) will provide scientific and technical supervision.

Two scientific sub-committees will discuss scientific issues regarding the guidelines to catalogue and digitize inscriptions and figurative scenes, respectively. The technical sub-committee will face issues about the system that will store and display a huge amount of data.