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National Museum, Riyadh

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Boasting a vast collection of artifacts starting from the deep geological history of the region, National Museum showcases many layers of the Arabian Peninsula's heritage. Tour the modern building to see fragments of a meteorite, a skeleton of a mammoth, a model of a Stone Age fishing village, Paleolithic tools, and a cave with carvings. Learn about the region's deep cultural roots through the exhibit of early Arabic kingdoms and the pre-Islamic era, detailing the development of calligraphy. Other themes covered include the life of Prophet Muhammad until his migration to Medina, the spread of Islam, and, finally, the development of the modern Saudi state with maps and armories, complete with old airplanes and early oil drill valves. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Riyadh, and find out what else Riyadh has to offer, use our Riyadh.
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  • During my 3 decades of living in Riyadh, this is my second trip to the national museum of Riyadh. Though my first visit was around 15 years ago, now things have improved very much. The reception was.....  more »
  • The Museum displays the yesterday of Saudi Arabia. The Architecture, The Villages, The Locals life before industrialization. It also informs about the material (Composites) found in Saudi...  more »
  • Excellent place to spend any time of the day. Good for small kid, water park is available to use in summer. Plenty of trees and flower plants. If you really want to enjoy, visit it during morning time.
  • Saudi arabias national museum complex Very good place spent family time. Near down town Batha

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