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‘Roads of Arabia’ Exhibition

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture   |   Country: Saudi Arabia   |   Year: 2015

The first, inaugural exhibition for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, ‘Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ was the first large-scale exhibition exploring the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.

With over 400 objects ambitiously spanning more than a million years, from the Palaeolithic to the 1932 birth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the 1400sqm exhibition provided an original panorama of the different cultures that succeeded each other within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from prehistoric times through to the dawn of the modern world. 

The pieces presented Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage and civilization starting with the Stone Age, the pre-Islamic era, and early, medieval and late civilizations of Arab monarchies. It also passed through the Islamic and Medieval Islamic period until the establishment of the Saudi state, in 1744, till the era of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the modern Saudi state.


The exhibition was opened by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, with the inauguration of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

Exhibition Floorplan

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