Saudi ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition set to display 466 rare artifacts in Tokyo

Updated 12 January 2018
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Saudi ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition set to display 466 rare artifacts in Tokyo

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) is preparing to launch the “Roads of Arabia — Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces Through the Ages” exhibition, at the National Museum in Tokyo, Japan on Jan. 29.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the SCTH, continues preparations for this event, one of the most important events organized by the Kingdom in Japan, in cooperation with the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Media, and Saudi Aramco, the sponsor of the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature 466 rare archaeological pieces that highlight the rich history and cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia from the Stone Age to the current modern state.
The National Museum in Tokyo will be the exhibition’s 14th stop after it was hosted by four European countries (France, Spain, Germany and Russia), five US cities, two Asian countries (China and South Korea) and the local cities of Dhahran and Riyadh.
The exhibition at the National Museum in Riyadh opened its doors for 50 days, closing on Dec. 26, 2017. More than 300,000 people visited it.
Riyadh is the second city to host the Roads of Arabia exhibition at the national level. It was hosted before by the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran under the patronage of King Salman in December 2016.
Tokyo will be the exhibition’s third stop in Asia, after Beijing and Seoul, within the Asian campaign launched by King Salman, following the remarkable turnout it witnessed on its international tour that started with the Louvre Museum in Paris in 2010.


Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

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Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

The Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems, which will be held in Sweden next month.
The Saudi squad is training on a daily basis at the headquarters of Al-Dareya Club for the first stage of preparations for the tournament.
The Saudi squad has won the championship on three previous occasions.
The Green Falcons’ daily routine includes fitness and tactical training, as well as technical lectures for players, under the supervision of the team’s coach, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khalid.
Al-Khalid said the team’s camp is going as planned, adding that all players are committed and taking the drills seriously.
The Saudi squad will be taking part in the tournament in the city of Karlstad in the second group alongside three teams — Russia, Poland and Japan.