Forty young Saudis from Al-Dayer governorate in the south of the Kingdom have started restoration and preservation work on historical stone castles in the region, to help protect them from damage caused by heavy rain and floods.
Under the guidance of experts in the field, they began by repairing damaged canals.
The castles date back as far as 4,000 years and are renowned for their strength and outstanding durability. In 1940, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck the area and the castles were not damaged at all.
They were motivated to restore the castles by the large numbers of Saudi and foreign tourists attracted each year by their architectural and artistic beauty.