The SCTH Organizes a Visit to Writers of Opinion to the “Treasures of China” Exhibition

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage represented by the General Directorate of Media and Relations of Partners, organized a visit for a group of writers of opinion last Tuesday to the "Treasures of China" exhibition, inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and lasts during the period of Sep.13 until November 23, 2018 and hosted by the National Museum in Riyadh.

The writers toured the Exhibition which contains 200 archeological artifacts of  the Chinese  civilization treasures  on top of which is one of the most famous wonders of the world, the Terracotta Warriors army, made of mud and ordered by the first Emperor of China, in addition to a collection of archaeological excavations and historical antiquities collected from 10 Chinese museums chronologically ordered 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 participants in the visit stressed that "Treasures of China" Exhibition is an amazing and important opportunity to learn about China's civilization and its cultural and historical depth, noting the efforts of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in extending bridges of communication between the SCTH and the writers of opinion and media men.

Raja al-Otaibi, a writer atal-Jazira newspaper, stressed the importance of the agreements that the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage had signed with a number of countries where “Roads to Arabia, Archaeological Treasures of the Saudi Arabia Across the Ages Exhibition“ was held to hold archaeological exhibitions atRiyadh National Museum, in introducing the heritage and history of human civilizations, pointing out that holding such exhibitions opens up many prospects with the States in various fields thus making us in contact with all nations.

He pointed out that having antiquities in the National Museum that date back to the era of some artifacts found in "Treasures of China" Exhibition shows the Saudi-Chinese rapprochement over the years, thanking the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage for their efforts to introduce the history and civilizations of the world to the Saudi citizens.

For her part, Maysoun Abu Bakr, a writer at al-Jazira newspaper, said that "Treasures of China”Exhibition and the Silk Road bring back to us the ancient and always renewed journey of relations and dialogue of civilizations, which man has been conducting for a long time to become a reality through archaeological pieces and exhibits such as those exhibited in  "Treasures of China” Exhibition, pointing out thatsome people travel to remote continents to learn about antiquities and heritage. Today, we have witnessed a history extending from all parts of China, whether from “Gwangju”, “Beijing”, or the “Forbidden City”(Zǐjìn Chéng), which came in in their true form, not a fabricated image nor a traditional picture in Riyadh.

She commended the efforts of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, who is always working on laying a bridge between its activities and writers of opinions and media men.

Khalid al-Suleiman, a writer at Okaz newspaper, explained that "Treasures of China”Exhibition presents a comprehensive picture of the history of China and the development of life and civilization there. He pointed out that there are valuable monuments within our reach now, that we used to see in archaeological magazines and or watch on TV, and thought they aresomething beyond imagination. He thanked the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage for providing the opportunity for media men, students and those interested in culture and archeology to get informed of apart of a great civilization that is considered a part of human civilization.