‘Roads of Arabia’ expo opens in Tokyo

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The Tokyo museum is the third Asian stop of the Roads of Arabia Exhibition and the 13th stop at the international level. (SPA)
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
Updated 01 February 2018
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‘Roads of Arabia’ expo opens in Tokyo

RIYADH: The Roads of Arabia exhibition was inaugurated at Tokyo National Museum on Monday by Saudi Ambassador to Japan Ahmed bin Younes Al-Barrak.
Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula in general and of Saudi Arabia in particular. The artifacts range from prehistoric and pre-Islamic periods to the reign of King Abdulaziz, and some are on display for the first time.
“The prestigious exhibition was opened on behalf of the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Prince Sultan bin Salman, by the Saudi ambassador to Japan,” Majed Al-Sheddi, director general of media relations at SCTH told Arab News on Tuesday.
“Prince Sultan has sponsored the opening ceremony of this 13th edition of the exhibition on foreign soil, and it has been inaugurated in cooperation with the museum administration and the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo,” he added.
Saudi Aramco has contributed to the cost of the exhibition, which will enable visitors to enter free of charge, Al-Sheddi added. Roads of Arabia is a joint initiative of Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and the SCTH.
Tokyo is the third Asian stop for the exhibition. Since its launch on July 13, 2010 at the Louvre in Paris, the exhibition was hosted by 10 museums in Europe and the US, before moving on to its Asia tour, first in Beijing in 2016 and then in Seoul in mid-2017, from where it moved to the National Museum in Riyadh as part of the first Saudi Archaeology Forum in November last year.
Al-Sheddi claimed the expo has received considerable attention in Japan, where it is the largest exhibition of its kind to introduce the antiquities of Saudi Arabia and the civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula.
After Japan, Roads of Arabia will be staged in Istanbul before moving on to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the latter part of the year.


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
Updated 25 September 2018
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.