Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

Two men visit the exhibition "Roads of Saudi Arabia" on July 12, 2010 at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (AFP)
Updated 06 March 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has issued a license to Museum of History of Science and Technology in Islam at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
It is the first specialized museum in the history of science and technology in Islam in the Kingdom established by the university in collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Sciences History at Frankfurt University and inaugurated by King Salman during his patronage of the Second World Conference on History of King Abdulaziz, organized by the University in 2015.
The museum contains ancient artifacts and historical masterpieces that exhibit the cultural dimensions of Saudi Arabia.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.