Saudi Arabia conservation

The destruction in recent years of much of old Mecca, which dates back to the Ottoman empire and earlier, has aroused protests in the artistic community and beyond. It has been estimated that since 1985 about 95% of Mecca’s historic buildings have been demolished. Now, however, the Saudi government is investing money in renovating around 30 of the country’s ­museums, and religious buildings in Mecca and Medina.

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