Welcome to „Roads of Arabia“!

26 JAN 2012 - 09 APR 2012

Archaeological treasures from Saudi-Arabia. Pergamonmuseum Berlin

After visiting Paris, Barcelona and St.Petersburg the exhibition was on display in Berlin from January, 26th to April, 9th 2012. For anyone who could not visit the exhibition our website will stay online for discovering the fascinating exhibition pieces.

More than 300 unique archaeological artworks were shown on 1300 m². The exhibition, that took place in the renowned Pergamonmuseum, provided the opportunity to have a view at a diverse part of the cultural richness of Saudi Arabia.

From Saudi side the exhibition was a unique step in the presentation of  its cultural heritage.  Spectacular findings  from prehistory and early history as well as ancient evidences of Saudi Arabia formed a special highlight, that had largely been terra incognita for the archeologically interested public. Just as sensational were objects of the Ka'bah and the history of the city of Mecca, which were exhibited for the first time in Europe.

"Roads of Arabia" was an important project regarding foreign affairs as well as on a cultural-political level. Archaeology and cultural heritage provided a great platform to intensify bilateral contacts and place it on a sustainable basis.



"Roads of Arabia" mobile - enjoy our website even on the go with your smartphone and use our guide to discover selected exhibition pieces: smb.museum/RoadsofArabia/mobil

Discover fascinating insights to selected exhibition pieces with our interactive Timeline!

Furthermore we present 11 of the archaeological artworks as "Highlight of the week" and tell you its spectacular background story.

Our young researchers can go along with Paul and Adele Abendschön and experience various historical epochs in a captivating educational adventure game.