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The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia exhibition

Event Dates : 17 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019

Location : Sharjah Archaeology Museum

The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia exhibition The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia exhibition

In cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia, Sharjah Archaeology Museum is hosting an exhibition under the title “ The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia” from October 17, 2018 to January 31, 2019. The exhibition will display a collection of rare artefacts discovered in three of the most important commercial centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Najran, located on the margins of the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Al Ula, which occupies a distinguished location in the trading route between the centers of the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula and the cultural centers in the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, as well as Tayma, which is located on the branching trade route and connects the Arabian Peninsula to Mesopotamia. 
 
Through its unique collections, which are displayed for the first time outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the exhibition sheds light on the most prominent characteristics of these centers, such as the urban and cultural development during its prosperous years, and the role of Arabian trade routes in the exchange of items and goods which led to the spread of different ideas, practices, and effects that left an impact on the economy and the community.
 
In addition, a number of artefacts discovered in Mleiha, and Jabal al Buhais in Sharjah, from the period of 2000 BC to 300 AD will be on display. The artefacts reflect the similarities between them and the three locations in the Kingdom in lifestyle, communication, interaction with the environment, and the effect of the interactions between civilizations in the ancient Arabian communities. 

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