Third Party Event

07 Nov 2017 - 09 Nov 2017

At the Saudi Archaeology Convention, to be held at the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh from November 7-9, 2017, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a specifically dedicated archaeological excavation. 
The event aims to acquaint the public with archaeological excavations, archaeological methods, tools used in excavations and the precise drilling practices of archaeologists in remote desert areas of the Kingdom.
The initiative is designed to simulate selected archaeological exploration sites, with international teams currently engaged in 30 of the country’s archaeological excavations to take part.

Not just a scientific conference, the convention is also open to the public, with a series of exhibitions and presentations to highlight the Kingdom’s efforts in archaeological research and preservation.

The forum, which is Saudi Arabia’s first to feature scientific sessions with both local and international archaeologists, will include a number of cultural and heritage events, along with 10 archaeological exhibitions. Furthermore, a number of new projects and initiatives will be launched during the event.

The convention is organised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, developed under the umbrella of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cultural Heritage Program, and carried out in cooperation with the King Abdulaziz Department, the Ministries of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Culture and Information, and Education, and a number of related state institutions.

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