Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb, consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb, consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla
Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb
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Updated 24 November 2020

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb, consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb, consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb has been a consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) since 2019. He is a professor of ancient Arabic writings and archaeology at King Saud University (KSU).
Al-Thiaeb’s entire career revolves around archaeology. He obtained a higher diploma at Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain in 1984. He did a Ph.D. in archaeology from Durham University, England in 1989.
He has been associated with KSU since 1982. Al-Thiaeb joined the university as a teaching assistant in 1982. He served as an assistant professor between 1989 and 1994 and as an associate professor from 1994 to 1998. Al-Thiaeb has been working as a professor since 1998.
Al-Thiaeb has published several books on ancient civilizations that once thrived in the area comprising modern-day Saudi Arabia. Some of the books are “Aramaic and Nabataean Inscriptions From NorthWest Saudi Arabia,” “Preliminary Report on the Excavation of Dadan 8th Season 2011AD/ 1432AH,” “Inscriptions from AlUla region: A chronology,” “AlUla: Wonder of Arabia,” and “New Nabataean Inscriptions from Qyal, Al-Jauf: Saudi Arabia.”
Al-Thiaeb has also presented his research papers at various regional and international conferences.
He has received several awards throughout his career such as the Ministry of Culture and Information Book Prize in 2012, the King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence in 2014, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award for distinction in 2016.