KUWAIT, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts, and
Letters (NCCAL) announced Monday the signing of an archeological agreement
with British department of Archaeology in Durham University.
The mission is designed to carry out exploration for relics in the Kuwaiti
Kathma is a historical region, rich in relics that date back to times after
birth of Islam and early years of the Islamic empire.
Archeologists will examine sites of the Islamic period, namely in the area
of Jal Al-Zour and Kuwait Bay, NCCAL said in a press statement.
Secretary General of NCCAL Ali Al-Yoha signed a one year agreement with
head of UK mission Dr. Derek Kent, with presence of Director of the Department
of Antiquities and Museums of NCCAL Shehab Al-Shehab.
He pointed out that this would be the third cooperation accord between
Kuwait and UK.
KCCAL also signed today a contract with Italian University of Perugia, to
conduct archaeological excavations on the island of Failaka, to search for
antiquities dating back to the late Islamic period.(end)
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