Riyadh National Museum Hosts China Exhibit

Riyadh National Museum Hosts China Exhibit

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 07:45
In this photo taken on April 16, 2015, a Saudi man walks at the National Museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi National Museum in Riyadh will host a three-month exhibition of ancient Chinese relics, announced the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

The exhibition is being organized under the auspices of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, and will be held between September 13 and November 23.

The “Treasures of China” exhibit will display 200 Chinese artifacts, which reflects the archaeological cooperation between Saudi Arabia and China.

This is part of the joint cooperation agreement signed between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and its Chinese counterpart.

The National Museum of China in Beijing had organized in December 2016 the “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia,” where it displayed Saudi artifacts from across the ages.

The upcoming exhibit in Riyadh will show Chinese relics that date back thousands of years, including rare pieces that have never been displayed outside of China.

In addition, the museum will reveal Chinese pieces that were discovered in archaeological excavations in the Kingdom.

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