Saudi Archaeological Expo

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The international tour of the "Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces through the Ages", to several countries in Europe and the USA, is representing an important opportunity to introduce the cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the world.
 
The international journey of the exhibition is in response to the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah protect him), and also comes as a response to the suggestion of the former French President Jacques Chirac on his visit to the Kingdom during the opening of the exhibition, "Islamic Art Masterpieces", which was organized by SCTA at the National Museum in Riyadh on 6th March, 2006.
 
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys great culture and heritage, affirming the depth of its civilization as well as its historic presence through the ages upon which the country stands today. But these treasures are largely unknown to many countries around the world, which prompted SCTA to acquaint the world with the heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leading role in the Islamic civilization.
 
The idea of this traveling exhibition through a number of renowned museums in Europe and the United States rests on the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah bless him), for shedding light on the historic position of the Kingdom, acquainting the world with its cultural dimension, highlighting the particular importance of the antiquities of Saudi Arabia to understand the chain of human history and the current progress witnessed in the Kingdom under the wise leadership (may Allah protect them), In addition to bringing out the leading role played by Saudi Arabia in the human communication. 
 
Showcasing a large number of archaeological elements of exceptional importance, that are exhibited for the first time outside the Kingdom, comes as an extension to the Kingdom’s international presence and its eminent position in Islam as the host country of the Two Holy Mosques, its current economic weight and its significant impact on human communication that rests heavily due to the Kingdom’s unique geographical location, which makes it the major economic and cultural hub, as well as a communication bridge between the West and the East.
 
The exhibition will showcase 320 archeological masterpieces, for the first time outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, mostly taken from the National Museum in Riyadh, King Saud University Museum in addition to a number of regional museums throughout the Kingdom and several relics unearthed in recent archaeological excavations.
 
The relics cover many historic periods starting from the ancient Stone Age (One million year BC) till the Saudi Renaissance time. This long period includes, the Stone Ages, the Slave Age (5th Millennium BC), the Delmon period, early middle and late Arabian kingdoms, the prophetic age, the Umayyad, Abbasids, middle and late Islamic period and lastly the Unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is followed by significant progress and prosperity in various spheres of life, especially in the service of the Two Holy Mosques.
 
 
In Europe:
 
 
 

"Saudi Archeological Masterpieces" Expo in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

"Saudi Arabia … Crossroads of Civilizations" Exhibition in Vittoriano Museum in Rome, Italy

 

In the US:

"Saudi Archeological Masterpieces" Expo in Aurther M. sackler Museum in Washington, DC.




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