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Extensive construction works destroying rich Kuwait history

An antiques expert, Sultan Al-Duwaish, lamented that due to extensive constructions happening in the historically rich area, Subbiyah, plenty of information on Kuwaits history is actually getting lost, which otherwise, could have been recorded through archeological excavations.

He mentioned this when speaking during a seminar held by Kuwait National Museum and Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), as part of the summer cultural festival of the museum, due to conclude on 28th July.

Sultan Al-Duwaish mentioned that archeological sites are actually being destroyed due to modern development plans, including the Sheikh Jaber Bridge, approve by the Kuwait Municipality. Further, even the rich soil of Boubyan Island is being overused and harmed by the construction activities, he pointed out.

The moderator at the seminar and Head of NCCAL, Dr. Shihab Al-Shihab urged the government to implement the Antiquities Act more effectively to protect the history of civilizations in Kuwait.

According to Al-Duwaish, these discoveries form part of the human history, and should therefore be given due priority and should be protected.

He further said that majority of people fail to recognize the vast ancient history that Kuwait has, and continue to believe that Kuwait is just 400 years old.

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