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
“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 Kingdom’s 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