RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA: The “Roads of Arabia Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition opens at the National Museum of Rome on November 26. Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini will inaugurate the exhibition.
The event is organized by the Saudi Ministry of Culture, under the auspices of Saudi Aramco, in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, and with the participation of several agencies.
The exhibition will continue for three months, in a new international station, to present the rich cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.
Since July 13, 2010, the exhibition has been staged in 16 international cities, showcasing outstanding masterpieces of exceptional value for the first time outside of the Kingdom.
The exhibition highlights the Kingdom’s role in world civilizations and heritage, its Islamic status as the country where the Two Holy Mosques are located, and its position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West.
The exhibition was held for the first time at the Louvre Museum in Paris, then at the “La caixa Fundation” Barcelona, the Heritage Museum in St.Petersburg and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.