Saudi crown prince orders Princess Nourah palace renovation

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Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Palace. (SPA)
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Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Palace. (SPA)
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Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Palace. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2019

Saudi crown prince orders Princess Nourah palace renovation

  • The palace located on the western bank of the Al-Batha’ Valley near Riyadh’s Al-Murabbah neighborhood

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the restoration of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman Palace — also known as Al-Shamsiyyah Palace — at his own expense. The planned restoration is part of the crown prince’s ongoing support for and historical landmarks in the Kingdom.
Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan expressed his gratitude to the crown prince for his latest gesture of support for the Kingdom’s culture and heritage.
The palace, located on the western bank of the Al-Batha’ Valley near Riyadh’s Al-Murabbah neighborhood, has unique inscriptions that reflect the prevalent local style of architecture from the 1950s, he said. 


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.