curated by Alessandra Capodiferro, Sara Colantonio
Roads of Arabia debuts in Rome. Items on display include archeological masterpieces and iconic pieces of art, spanning centuries of Arabian history. The collection tells the story of the region’s development over millennia and explores its unique merging of tradition and modernity.
The unique exhibition – brought to Rome by the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism – explores the rich heritage of the Arabian Peninsula through archaeological masterpieces, important pieces of art and ancient documents. Spanning more than one million years of history, from prehistoric times to the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the exhibition illustrates the depth and breadth of Arab civilization.
Over 450 rare artefacts are on the show, including many uncovered through cutting-edge archaeological exploration across the Gulf. The exhibition has been exclusively sponsored by Saudi Aramco and is supported by Fondazione Alda Fendi. It is also accompanied by a catalogue, published by Electa, which includes a rich array of insightful essays which bring us closer to the Saudi archaeological world and enables us to discover many archaeological sites located across the Arab world that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Thursday 28 november 2019
Sunday 01 march 2020
Terme di Diocleziano
Viale Enrico de Nicola, 78
00185 Roma RM
Alessandra Capodiferro and Mohammed A. Alahmari
Museo Nazionale Romano and Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, organization and communication by Electa