MAKKAH: The Golden Age Treasures exhibition in Makkah has inspired dozens of young Saudi men and women to portray Muslim scientists of the past at the event.
The young men and women were selected and intensively trained to impersonate figures who influenced the world through their work and discoveries.
The exhibition, which runs until June 13, has also attracted university students who researched famous Islamic figures by studying the history and work of each figure.
Visitors to the exhibition are all welcomed by scientists of the Islamic Golden Age, played by Saudi youths wearing consumes inspired by the era.
After passing auditions, the youths were trained for several days to impersonate the Muslim scientists — and managed to attract the attention of everyone visiting the exhibition.
They greeted visitors of all ages; welcoming them and encouraging them to learn more about the figures they were portraying.
The exhibition, supported and supervised by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), captured Islamic heritage in a new and innovative way.
The cultural and educational event aims to promote pride in the heritage of Islamic civilization and remind people of its achievements, which have inspired the world through its science and knowledge since the early days in Makkah more than 1,000 years ago.
The event seeks to inspire visitors and remind them of the importance of building a future based on science, tolerance and social participation.
The managing director of the organizing company, Zaki Hassanein, said: “The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce visitors to the golden era of Islamic civilization and the leading role of creative men and women in improving their communities, in addition to promoting pride in the 'knowledge treasures' produced by their civilization and inspiring visitors to play a leading role in their modern societies.
“The exhibition also aims to provide the new generation with the opportunity to learn more about their history and heritage and be proud of pioneers and heroes in an interactive, educational manner that preserves their society’s values and tradition.”
Hassanein said that the exhibition is suitable for all age groups and for all Makkah residents and visitors.
“It presents 1,000 inventions and attracts visitors in different ways to provide them with information through interactive shows, films, live shows, books, digital content, and workshops,” he added.