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Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
User Contributed Published July 25, 2012
Location Info
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Address:
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone Number:
202-633-1000
Nearby Metro Stops:
Smithsonian
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

Event date and times: November 17, 2012, 12:00 PM

Phone: 202-683-3253

Official Website

Event Details: An eye-opening look at the largely unknown ancient past of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this exhibition draws on recently discovered archaeological material never before seen in the United States. Roads of Arabia features objects excavated from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula, tracing the impact of ancient trade and routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq, Syria and Mediterranean cultures in the north. Elegant alabaster bowls and fragile glassware, heavy gold earrings and Hellenistic bronze statues testify to a lively mercantile and cultural interchange among distant civilizations.
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