Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation,
including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural heritage is among the most fundamental
basics for identity consolidation, creativity and national self-esteem in any country. Research in its various fields sheds light on
some historic ambiguities, acknowledges the values resulted from the deep-rooted heritage, and accelerate the recognition of
latent values in a country’s cultural heritage. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural
Heritage (ICOMOS, 2002).
The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts
The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts is a governmental agency, functioning in the areas of research,
protection, and supervision of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts. The mission of this ministry is policy making,
planning, supervision, preparation and compilation of upper hand documents for development in the above-mentioned
areas in order to achieve the goals of the country's development plan and vision.