China Displays Its Archaeological Treasures at Riyadh National Museum


UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF PRINCE SULTAN BIN SALMAN AS OF 3 MUHARRAM
CHINA DISPLAYS ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES AT RIYADH NATIONAL MUSEUM

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz President of The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage,The National Museum of Riyad hosts (Treasures of China Exhibition) to be held from 3 Muharram -15 rabe’Awal1440 AH, corresponding to 13/9-23/11/2018.

The exhibition, which includes 200 Chinese artifacts,  is an extension of co-operation in the field of archaeology between Saudi Arabia and People’s Republic of China, in the framework of the joint cooperation  agreement  signed between  Saudi Arabia represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the People’s Republic of china represented by the State Administration of the Chinese National Heritage, in the field of antiquities which includes cooperation in archaeological  research,  archaeology exhibitions and museum activities.

The National Museum at the Chinese capital, Beijing, had hosted “Roads of ArabianExpo- Saudi Arabia artefacts across ages”organized by of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Rabi’ Al-Awal, 1438AH (Dec. 2016) and lasted for three months within its tour at a number of international museums.

“Treasures of China” exhibition presents architypes of the ancient Chinese heritage which go back to thousands of years including rare types that have never been displayed outside   China.

On the sideline of the exhibition, the Saudi National Museum is going to display archetypes of the Chinese Archaeological artifacts recovered during the archaeological excavations at various sites of Saudi Arabia which represent the commercial exchange between China and the Arabic peninsula. An avenue will be allocated to introduce the excavation work being implemented currently by the joint Saudi-Chinese team at Al-Sereen site in Qunfudha Governorate within the international Saudi missionaries working at archaeological excavationsin Saudi Arabia.

It should be pointed out that the SCTH has signed agreements with a number of countries  where ‘Roads to Arabia, Archaeological Treasures of the Saudi Arabia’ exhibition was held to hold archeological exhibitions at Riyadh National Museum where the coming period will witness a number of archaeological and heritage exhibitions  to be displayed at the National Museum within the Visiting Exhibition  Program at the museum which is considered one of the tracks of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program to Take care of Cultural Heritage implemented by the SCTH.