RIYADH: A team of Saudi and French archaeologists has uncovered some antiquities in the Farasan Islands dating back to the second and third centuries, including Roman items, the Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.
The islands are located about 40 kilometers from Jizan. The Farasan Islands are also known for their biodiversity and are now a marine protected area.
The team is working with the University of Paris I and is part of an effort to survey and excavate several sites in the kingdom, the Cultural Heritage Commission was quoted as saying by the SPA.
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2136781/saudi-arabia Ancient artifacts unearthed in the Farasan Islands near Jazan