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Malegaon: Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has issued a royal decree for what is termed as a landmark Saudi heritage exhibition to tour a number of European capitals and US cities after the show at Paris’ Louvre museum, reports Arab News.
According to the report, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) Prince Sultan bin Salman described the “Archaeology Masterpieces of Saudi Arabia Through the Ages” exhibition as a way to introduce a historical dimension of the Kingdom’s culture to the world.
Prince Sultan also pointed out the importance of the Kingdom’s historical values and archaeological masterpieces in history.
He added that the Kingdom was, for the first time, exhibiting a large number of its archeological masterpieces outside the country, reflecting its outstanding international position as an Islamic country that hosts the Two Holy Mosques, its economic role and its impact on human relations.
The exhibition opens on July 12 in Paris.
The chairman said the Kingdom’s distinguished position had played an essential role in the cultural and economic domains and formed a cultural bridge between the East and West throughout history.
Earlier, a global traveling exhibition titled Sultans of Science and showcasing Arab and Muslim discoveries and inventions enriched by Saudi Arabia is to open in Canada on Wednesday. The exhibition was created by Dubai and Cape Town based MTE Studios and is to be showcased at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Canada.
A similar exhibition showcasing Muslim Heritage and Inventions titled as 1001 Inventions was organized in London February 2010. The event was applauded and praised by everyone.
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