King Salman leads prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz

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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
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King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 04 December 2019

King Salman leads prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz

  • Prince passed away on Monday
  • Was previously Governor of Makkah Province between 1958 and 1961

MAKKAH: King Salman performed prayers for Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh.

The prince, who was a senior member of the Saudi royal family and born in 1931, passed away on Monday.

He was previously Governor of Makkah Province between 1958 and 1961 and after that held various other administrative positions.

He was also made Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs In 1980, a post he held until 2009.


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

Updated 10 min 44 sec ago

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.