"Roads of Arabia Expo" in Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany





 
 
 
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Introduction:
 
The "Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages" exhibition, immediately after warping up the events in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, it was then hosted by the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany.
 
The exhibition was inaugurated on January 25, 2012, by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH, along with His Excellency the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit.
 
The opening ceremony of the exhibition witnessed a heavy turnout by German and international media. From Saudi side the event was attended by the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Osama bin Abdul Majeed Shabakshi, in addition to Dr. Ali Al Ghabban, Vice-President of SCTH for Antiquities and Museums, Eng. Saleh Al Megaileeth, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture and Information for International Cultural Relations. 
 
The event was attended by over thousand personalities representing a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations from all over the world, in addition to antiquities, cultural and heritage relevant authorities in Germany and from many other countries.

The exhibition lasted three months in Germany. The Pergamon Museum was the fourth stop in the international tour of the exhibition, which enjoyed the Royal approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to visit a number of major cities of Europe and the United States of America.
 
The Louver in Paris was the first leg, La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain was the second stop and the Hermitages Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia was the third leg of the exhibition.
 
After the great success achieved by the exhibition in its past three stops, several international museums are competing with each other to host the exhibition and bear all its organizational expenses, which reflects the international importance of the exhibition and the value of its showcased material that are presented for the first time outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this huge size and diversity.
 
The exhibition enjoys the personal interest and attention of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH, who is closely following its preparation details by allocating his personal time and efforts to ensure the success of the exhibition's international tour which is considered as one in a series of successes reached by HRH President of SCTH in his efforts to highlight the Saudi antiquities and the distinctive cultural dimension of the Kingdom, both nationally and internationally.
 
Also the international tour of the exhibition to famous museums in Europe and the United States, which is strongly supported by a Royal Assent, aims to highlight the historical importance of the Kingdom by introducing the world to the great contribution of the Kingdom to the history of mankind as a whole, as well as to bring out the cultural dimension of the Kingdom.
 
Exhibiting such a large number of relics with variety and exceptional value outside the Kingdom for the first time speaks volumes of the Kingdom’s international importance, its Islamic standing as the home to Islam’s two most sacred mosques, its economic role and its impact on the human relations on the basis of its geographical position. 
 
For more information:
-    Press file
-    Photo Gallery
-    Roads to Arabia website
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