The Roads of Arabia: Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages exhibition was inaugurated recently at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz President of SCTA, along with Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin.
The exhibition of “Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages”, is one of a series of exhibitions held in the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, with the Royal Consent to visit a number of European and American cities in order to highlight the culture of the Kingdom. The exhibition during its past three legs was able to draw more than a million visitors. Its first stop was the Louvre, Paris , France, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona in Spain and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in Russia
HRH President of SCTA, in in his keynote speech during the opening ceremony stated: “I am speaking today here about a country which is largely known as the home to Islam. We are very proud of this great religion, Islam, and the Kingdom prides itself as the cradle of the message of Islam and the home of the Two Holy Mosques. We are also proud of our archeological and heritage treasures, which reflect the important contribution of man of Arabian Peninsula to the entire human civilization,” added HRH.
“This exhibition comes on line with the efforts of more than 24 international excavation teams that work in the Kingdom. These efforts are carried out in conjunction with the national campaign to enhance the cultural dimension of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to the campaign of the recovery of the Saudi antiquities from within and outside the country. Besides, in the coming month, an exhibition on the recovered national antiquities will be held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. The number of recovered relics so far has reached over 14,000 pieces. In addition there will be an international symposium, national workshop on foreign and nationally recovered relics.”