"Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages" in St. Petersburg, Russia

آنية فخارية ملونة بزخارف هندسية من جنوب الظهران

محبرة من الخشب من موقع الربذة تعود الى الفترة الإسلامية

ميل حجري لتحديد المسافات وجد على طريق الحج بين الكوفة ومكة

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, will host the third leg of the "Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages" exhibition starting from May 16, 2011. The Hermitage Museum's leg follows the successful exhibitions at the Louvre Museum, Paris in France and La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona in Spain.
The exhibition, which has the Royal consent of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah protect him) to be hosted in a number of major European cities and the United States of America, which reflects the historical and cultural importance of the Kingdom, as well as the importance of the effects that are presented for the first time outside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, both in such size and content rarity.
It is noteworthy that all the three countries have made special request to host the exhibition and also to afford full expenses of hosting it, because of the importance of the historical and cultural development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the great importance of the archaeological relics on display.
The exhibition enjoys maximum attention from His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH, who has spared no effort to overcome the obstacles in it way and closely follows up the details of its preparation giving much of his personal time and efforts to support this exhibition, which is among the series of successes achieved by HRH in his persistent efforts to highlight the importance of Saudi antiquities both nationally and internationally.
The "Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages" exhibition aims to introduce the historical and cultural importance of the Kingdom and its rich treasure of successive civilizations and heritage. The carefully selected relics of exhibition reflect the effective contribution of man in this land over the centuries in the making of the human history, and its role in the international economy, as well as its impact on different cultures when taking into account the geographic location of the Arabian Peninsula, which was a center of peaceful and cultural and economic relations between the East and the West as well as a communication bridge between civilizations.
The exhibition will showcase 320 relics to be displayed for the first time outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which have been carefully selected from several locations, such as, the National Museum in Riyadh, King Saud University Museum and also from a number of provincial museums, in addition to the relics found in latest excavations. The relics cover a period stretching from the Stone Age (One million years BC) to the establishment of the modern Saudi State.
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