Ruler Of Sharjah Inaugurates Historical Exhibition At Sharjah Archaeology Museum

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Digging into the rich artefacts of the Emirate and Saudi Arabia, the exhibition shines the spotlight on the ties and traditions that are common to people of the Arabian Peninsula

In a new exhibition, the Sharjah Archaeology Museum is exhibiting artefacts that were discovered in Saudi Arabia, marking the first time these archival treasures have been brought outside of the Kingdom. The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilisation Sites in Saudi Arabia was inaugurated today by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the National Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia.

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‎ سيعرض متحف الشارقة للآثار بالتعاون مع الهيئة العامة للسياحة والتراث الوطني السعودي، العديد من القطع الأثرية التي توضح هذا التشابه المذهل بين الدولتين في تجربة فريدة من نوعها ولأول مرة خارج المملكة. تعرض لأول مرة في متـحف الشارقة للآثـار في أكتوبر 17 #صدى_القوافل : : Sharjah Archaeology Museum's latest exhibit will showcase the common artefacts found between these nations for the first time outside of KSA - all in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Displayed for the First Time at Sharjah Archaeology Museum on October 17 @scthksa. #SMACaravans

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Rich in archival context, the exhibition showcases 50 artefacts found in Najran, Al Ula and Tayma, the three most important commercial centres in Saudi Arabia, in their first-ever public display. In addition to these pieces, a number of artefacts discovered in Sharjah's Mleiha and Jabal al Buhais from 2000 BCE to 300 AD are on view.

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تم افتتاح معرض “صدى القوافل مراكز حضارية من المملكة العربية السعودية خلال فترة ما قبل الإسلام” – بحضور كل من صاحب السمو الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي، عضو المجلس الأعلى حاكم الشارقة وصاحب السمو الأمير سلطان بن سلمان بن عبدالعزيز رئيس الهيئة العامة للسياحة والتراث الوطني. ، والمدير العام لمتاحف الشارقة، منال عطايا. #صدى_القوافل : : Inaugurating today's opening of "The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia" exhibit by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi, along with HH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Eastern Province Tourism Development Council, and Manal Ataya SMA's General Director. #smacaravans

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HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan, who established the Sharjah Museums Department in 2006 to promote the Emirate’s rich cultural heritage, walked through the exhibition, getting acquainted with the provenance of the artefacts. He was also briefed on the historical and scientific role the pieces played in trade and the archaeological methods used at the time.


The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilisation Sites in Saudi Arabia runs at the Sharjah Archaeology Museum until 31 January 2019. Sharjahmuseums.ae

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