Roads of Arabia Exhibition at National Museum, Tokyo

 The National Museum in Tokyo, Japan is the third Asian stop of the Roads of Arabia Exhibition and the thirteenth stop oat the international level, after being held in Seoul, Beijing, 4 European countries, and 5 cities in the US.  It had also previous two local stops at the King Abdul-Aziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran and in the National Museum in Riyadh very recently. 
HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, President of SCTH, has sponsored the opening ceremony of the thirteenth version of the Exhibition on Monday, 29 January 2018 at the National Museum in Tokyo, which was inaugurated in cooperation with the Museum administration and the Saudi embassy in Tokyo.  
Tokyo National Museum has intensely worked on introducing the Exhibition through advertisement boards as well as publicizing it in the Japanese newspapers. Also, an agreement was reached between the SCTH and the Museum administration that the admission to the museum will be free of charge, after the sponsor Saudi Aramco has contributed to the cost of the Exhibition. 
The Exhibition has received official, media and cultural attention in Japan, where it was considered as an important event and the largest exhibition of its kind to introduce the antiquities of Saudi Arabia and the civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula. Additionally, the Japanese newspapers have highlighted the rare and distinctive artifacts of the Exhibition and its worldwide reputation, calling on the Japanese people to seize the opportunity and visit it. 
Roads of Arabia Exhibition aims at informing the world about the civilization and history of the Arabian Peninsula and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its archaeological treasures that embody its deep cultural dimension. Moreover, this Exhibition is aimed at strengthening the cultural communication among the peoples of the world and emphasizing that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not an incident in the world history, but it is the cradle of human civilizations, which were culminated into the great Islamic civilization.  
The Exhibit includes 466 rare archaeological pieces that introduce the civilizational dimension of Saudi Arabia and its cultural legacy. The artifacts cover the period extending from the Paleolithic Period (one million years BC) to the pre-Islamic periods, then, the civilizations of the early, intermediate and late Arab kingdoms, passing through the Islamic period, until the establishment of the Saudi State in its three phases, from 1744 to the reign of late King Abdul-Aziz. 
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