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Saudi tourism commission to display antiques that date back to 1st millennium BC

The antiques will be among the items displayed by the Exhibition of Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages which has visited several world museums. (SPA)

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage is currently displaying unique antique glassware and ceramics that date back to the 1st millennium BC and that were found in Qaryat al-Faw, which is around 700 kilometers away from southwest Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

These antique items were either imported from major manufacturing centers in Mashreq countries or from Egypt in the 1st and 2nd millennium BC. Alexandria in particular was well-known for manufacturing these products which were imported to several places across the East, reaching as far as Bagram in Afghanistan.

These antiques reflect the development and wealth of civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula.

Qaryat al-Faw is one of the biggest and most famous archaeological sites in the Saudi kingdom. It’s historically significant as it was the capital of the first Kindah kingdom which played a major role in the Arabian Peninsula from the mid of First Century BC until early Fourth Century AD.

The antiques will be among the items displayed by the Exhibition of Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the Ages which has visited several world museums. They will be displayed at the national antiquities exhibition scheduled for November 7,8 and 9 in Riyadh.

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Last Update: Sunday, 29 October 2017 KSA 15:29 - GMT 12:29
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