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Discover the Arabian Peninsula's fascinating history. For a sneak preview of the exhibition, check out this video.
Roads of Arabia features more than 200 artworks–most of them recently excavated–that trace historic trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq and Mediterranean cultures in the north. Colossal human statues, Greco-Roman bronzes, gold jewelry and pages from early Qur'ans testify to a lively mercantile and cultural exchange among civilizations from antiquity through the early centuries of Islam. We are the final venue for the exhibition's U.S. tour, so don't miss your last chance to see Roads in the states.
We'll be presenting numerous programs and events in conjunction with the exhibition, including musical performances, Family Fun Days, and more. For a full list of events, click here.
Museum members – don't forget that Member Preview Day is on Thursday, Oct 23. Share Roads of Arabia with your friends and family on Facebook by clicking here. Planning to see the exhibition with your best buds? Learn more about our discounted group admission rates and private tours.

Asian Art Museum
Chong-Moon Lee Center
for Asian Art & Culture
200 Larkin Street
SF, CA  94102

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Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco are gratefully acknowledged as principal co-sponsors of the tour of Roads of Arabia in the United States. Sponsorship is also provided by The Olayan Group and Fluor Corporation. The Boeing Company, Khalid Al Turki Group, and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SABIC granted additional support. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Chevron Corporation, Saudi Aramco, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, ExxonMobil, and ATEL Capital Group. Media sponsors: ABC7, SF Media Co., KQED, San Francisco magazine. Image: Funerary mask (detail), 1st century. Saudi Arabia; Thaj, Tell al-Zayer site. Gold. Courtesy of National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, 2061.


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