‘Roads of Arabia’ kicks off next week in Rome

The exhibition highlights the Kingdom’s role in world civilizations and heritage
Updated 17 November 2019

‘Roads of Arabia’ kicks off next week in Rome

  • Since July 13, 2010, the exhibition has been staged in 16 international cities, showcasing outstanding masterpieces of exceptional value for the first time outside of Saud Arabia

RIYADH: The “Roads of Arabia Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition opens at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.
Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini will inaugurate the exhibition.
The event is organized by the Saudi Ministry of Culture, under the auspices of Saudi Aramco, in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, and with the participation of several agencies.
The exhibition will continue for three months, in a new international station, to present the rich cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.
Since July 13, 2010, the exhibition has been staged in 16 international cities, showcasing outstanding masterpieces of exceptional value for the first time outside of the Kingdom.
The exhibition highlights the Kingdom’s role in world civilizations and heritage, its Islamic status as the country where the Two Holy Mosques are located, and its position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West.
The exhibition was held for the first time at the Louvre Museum in Paris, then at the “La caixa Fundacion” Barcelona, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.