Air force launches ‘This is My Father’ exhibition in Taif

The “This is My Father” exhibition in Taif focuses on the role the military plays in defending the homeland. (AN photo)
Updated 11 March 2017

Air force launches ‘This is My Father’ exhibition in Taif

JEDDAH: Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Otaibi inaugurated on Thursday the “This is My Father” exhibition organized by King Fahd Air Base in Taif.
The exhibition, supervised by King Fahd Air Base Commander Maj. Gen. Abdul-Latif Al-Shouraim, focuses on the role the military plays in defending the homeland.
The exhibition runs for one week and is expected to draw large numbers of people from Taif.
It offers information about military aircraft, ammunition and military equipment and weapons. The exhibit should spark pride in the hearts of the sons of the heroes of the Royal Saudi Air Force who are protecting the country and supporting the Yemeni people.
The opening of the exhibition was attended by sons of some martyrs, who were honored by the commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to noon for official delegations and schools, and from 4 to 8 p.m. for the members of the King Fahd Air Base and their families.


Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.