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 SCTH kicks off Roads of Arabia expo in Seoul National Museum
 ( Published On Sunday 21 May 2017, 25 Shaban 1438, Time: 15:54)

SCTH kicks off Roads of Arabia expo in Seoul National Museum

SCTH to kick off “Roads of Arabia” expo in Seoul National Museum next Monday


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 Asian tour.


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 Seoul. 


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.

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