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The Roads of Arabia is an important traveling exhibit that has appeared all over the globe, introducing the world to the rich cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia. The exhibit appeared in Rome, Italy in the spring of 2020 in the magnificent surroundings of the Baths of Diocletian that constitute the Museo delle Terme, part of the Museo Nazionale Romano. The American Institute for Roman Culture was granted exclusive access to film the exhibit, and a number of its artifacts, all within the inspiring setting of a number of halls of the Baths of Diocletian (especially noteworthy that a number of the pieces reflect the time of Rome’s expansive empire).

The Institute acknowledges and thanks the Italian Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for supporting the creation of this video- educational project as well as the access granted by the Museo Nazionale Romano.

You can learn more about the exhibit at the interactive website with details on each area presented in the exhibit:

  1. Prehistory
  2. Dilmun, Tarout, Gerrha
  3. Tayma, Al-‘Ula, Qaryat Al-Faw
  4. Makkah and Pilgrimage
  5. Formation of the Kingdom

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