The General Authority for Culture announced on Sunday the inclusion of new Libyan archaeological sites in the list of the Islamic World Heritage.

This came during the eighth session of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) held in Rabat, Morocco, on 18 and 19 of this month.

The Islamic World Heritage Committee approved the inclusion of the School of Arts and Islamic Crafts in Tripoli on its permanent list of Islamic heritage sites, among the five sites of Islamic heritage.

The School was founded in 1895 during the reign of Wali Mohamed Hafid Pasha, and started in 1901 with students receiving tuition in craft skills like leatherwork, pottery, woodwork and ceramics within an Islamic philosophy. It was closed in 1911 due to the Italian invasion to Libya and was reopened in 1913.