Inauguration of “Treasures of China” exhibition next Wednesday at Riyadh National Museum


Featuring a collection of the most famous artifacts at the global level
Inauguration of “Treasures of China” exhibition next Wednesday at Riyadh National Museum

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has completed preparation for the opening of “Treasures of China” next Wednesday evening, 2nd of Muharram 1440, corresponding to 12th of Sep.2018, under the auspices of his Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, President of The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage at Riyadh National Museum.

The exhibition, which lasts until 15th of Rabe’Awal1440 corresponding to 13/9-23/11/2018, is a precious opportunity for Al-Riyadh inhabitants and visitors to get informed of a collection ofthe rarest artifacts that embody the ancient civilizations of China.

The exhibition features 200 pieces of the Chinese civilization treasures, topped by one of the most famous wonders of the world, the Terracotta Warrior Army, made of mud and ordered by the first emperor of China.

The exhibition has selected a collection of relics from archaeological excavations and historical monuments collected from ten Chinese museums and ordered on a chronological basis beginning with the phase of ‘The Beginning of Civilization, then the "Unification, Integration and Development" phase, and the“Comprehensive and Diversified Foreign Exchange" phase, the "Ocean Business and Trade Development " phase, and finally the ‘Imperialism Power and Royal Tolerance”. 

The exhibits vary from pottery, bronze, jade, porcelain, gold, silver, enamel, and many other Chinese treasures.

The exhibition aims at introducing the growth of the Chinese civilization and showing the social life, culture and arts of Chinese civilizations over thousands of years.

The exhibition comes as an extension of co-operation in the field of archaeology between Saudi Arabia and the 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 Cultural Heritage in archaeology which includes cooperation in the fields of archaeological research, archaeology exhibitions and museum activities.

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

The exhibitionof ‘Chinese Treasures’ presents archetypes of the ancient Chinese heritage which go back to thousands of years including rare pieces that have been displayed outside China for the first time.

On the sideline of the exhibition, the Saudi National Museum is going to display architypes 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 civilizations. Anavenue 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 archaeological 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.