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Crossroads of Culture: The Archaeology of Saudi Arabia


A Symposium in Honor of the Opening of Roads of Arabia

Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium
Saturday, November 17, 2012

This symposium explored some of the most exciting recent discoveries uncovered by archaeologists in Saudi Arabia. An international group of distinguished experts introduced their findings, talked about preservation strategies, and discussed objects in Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing context and describing their relationship to cultures that have surrounded Saudi Arabia throughout history.

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DAI Orient-Abteilung, A Hausleiter

Archaeological Excavations at Tayma in northwestern Saudi Arabia. DAI Orient-Abteilung, A. Hausleiter


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