His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin
Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH along with the Minister of Culture, Sports and
Tourism of South Korea, on Monday 8 May 2017, kicks off the “Roads of Arabia”
exhibition in the National Museum of South Korea in Seoul.
Seoul is the second stop of this exhibition in Asia
after China, and the twelfth internationally after the Custodian of the Two
Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz gave his approval for the exhibition’s
The exhibition has been held in four European
counties and five US cities, in addition to its national stop at King Abdul
Aziz International and Cultural Center in Al Dhahran.
SCTH and Seoul National Museum have concluded
necessary preparations for the launch of such an important demonstration where
the archeological objects were mounted in the display hall in cooperation with
the museum staff and the embassy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in
Noteworthy, the exhibition had concluded its events
at the National Museum of China, after three months on display during which it
enjoyed heavy turnout by the visitors exceeding 170,000.
The exhibition in Beijing was graced by the
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz’s visit along with
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on March 16, 2017 on the sidelines of His
Majesty’s visit to China recently.
The exhibition in Beijing was opened by HRH
President of SCTH and the Chinese Minister of Culture. It enjoyed remarkable
official and public attention, and visited by a number of ministers and
officials, and widely covered by the media.
The exhibition displayed over 466 rare archeological
objects highlighting the Kingdom’s heritage and cultural dimensions and the
successive civilizations that had taken place in the Kingdom through the ages.
Archeological objects that are shown by the
exhibition cover a period of time extending from the Stone Age (One million
year BC), the prehistory times, pre-Islamic times, early, middle and late Arab
Kingdoms, early and middle Islamic periods, until the emergence of the modern
Saudi State in its three phases up to the reign of King Abdul Aziz.