- Held at AlUla’s iconic Maraya building from 13 to 15 September, the summit welcomed hundreds of experts, academic leaders and more to explore archaeology and cultural heritage management
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – : Bettany Hughes, the international award winning British historian and documentary presenter, and Levison Wood, a celebrated author and explorer, discovered the secrets of one of the world’s most enchanting destinations when they attended the first AlUla World Archaeology Summit. The inaugural summit, which was held from 13 to 15 September, convened leaders from archaeology and related disciplines to foster cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussions.
Held at AlUla’s iconic mirrored conference centre Maraya, the AlUla World Archaeology Summit welcomed a host of experts, academic leaders, government organisations, NGOs, and more, offering a dynamic platform to advance the fields of archaeology and cultural heritage management.
Hughes and Wood, popular TV personalities, attended the summit and simultaneously explored the ancient city of AlUla, which has established itself as both a luxury boutique destination and a place of deep heritage where 7,000 years of civilisation and 200,000 years of shared human history can be discovered.
Hughes has enthralled audiences across the globe with her spellbinding documentaries. Her recent work includes the TV shows ‘Exploring India’s Treasures with Bettany Hughes’, ‘From Paris to Rome with Bettany Hughes’, and ‘Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead’.
Wood, a world-renowned explorer with 11 best-selling books to his name, has transported viewers to diverse and remote corners of the world through his captivating shows, including ‘Walking the Himalayas’ and ‘Arabia with Levison Wood.’