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 Riyadh to host first Saudi antiquities forum, exhibitions
 ( Published On Tuesday 26 September 2017, 6 Muharram 1439, Time: 14:40)

Riyadh to host first Saudi antiquities forum, exhibitions

National Museum in Riyadh to host eight exhibitions on Kingdom's antiquities in November


The National Museum will hold the First National Antiquities Forum on Nov. 7-9 in Riyadh, along with exhibitions on Saudi antiquities that will run for 50 days.


The National Museum is gearing up to host eight important exhibitions specializing in the antiquities of the Kingdom, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) media department said Tuesday.


These exhibitions will be held within the events of the forum under the patronage of King Salman.


The forum will be organized by the SCTH under the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program of Caring for the Kingdoms Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with the King Abdul Aziz Research Center (Darah) and various ministries and government agencies.


The forum aims to foster public awareness on the importance of national heritage and antiquities; familiarize attendees with Saudi history, civilization and documentation of archaeological work; and make antiquities a community responsibility.


SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman said the events will involve local and foreign archaeologists.


There will be a scientific conference wherein working papers will be presented covering various historical periods. AN

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