His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Al-Khatib
SCTH on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, will launch the “Roads of Arabia Exhibition” in the National Museum of China in Beijing, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH and His Excellency the Chinese Minister of Culture, Wang Jun.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (may Allah protect him) has given his approval for the launch of Roads of Arabia exhibition in its new station in the East Asia countries, starting from Beijing in China, after the impressive success it achieved in its past nine international stations, which began in Europe at the Louver Museum, Parse in France, in July 2010.
The National Museum of China in Beijing, is the first station of the exhibition’s Asian tour and the eleventh station in its international tour after it was hosted by four European countries and five US cities, in addition to its national stop at the King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center in Al Dhahran recently, which was opened by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
The exhibition aims at introducing the world to the history and civilization of the Arabian Peninsula in general, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular, through displaying Kingdom’s heritage and archeological treasures that embody its cultural dimension, besides enhancing the cultural communication among the world nations, emphasizing that Kingdom is not an incident in the annals of history rather it was a home of many great human civilizations, crowned by the great Islamic civilization.
The Kingdom through this exhibition displays 400 rare archeological objects highlighting its heritage and cultural dimension and the successive civilizations that had taken place in the Kingdom through the ages. Archeological objects shown by the exhibition cover a period of time extending from the Stone Age (1 million year BP), since the prehistory times to pre-Islamic times, early, middle and late Arabic Kingdoms, early and middle Islamic eras, until the emergence of the Saudi State in its three stages up to the reign of King Abdul Aziz.