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Kuwait cooperates with UK, Italy in archeological mission

(with photos) 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 area.
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) tms.rda.hs KUNA 161332 Jan 12NNNN