On behalf of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Saudi Ambassador to Japan Ahmed bin Younes Al-Barrak opened here yesterday the Exhibition of 'Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia' which organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage at the Tokyo National Museum.
The Tokyo National Museum is the third Asian stop of the Roads of Arabia Exhibition and the 13 stop at the international level.
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.
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 aims 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 Abdulaziz.