Ibb hosts symposium on tourism, archelogy, and environment [Archives:2004/768/Local News]

August 30 2004

The tourism, archeology, and environment symposium was held on Monday August 23rd within the activities of the Second Tourism Festival in Ibb and Dhafar.
The themes highlighted by a number of specialists showed the historic status of Dhafar city as a capital of the Kingdoms of Saba and Thu Raidan from 11 B.C. to late in the sixth century.
The symposium also discussed the means of protecting and safeguarding the environment, and limiting water exhaustion, and construction at the cost of agricultural lands.
The symposium came out with several recommendations including the maintenance of ancient forts and castles in the Ibb province, and supplying services and amenities to sites of cultural, tourism, and natural significance.