Roads of Arabia Family Day: Dig In!

Children with volunteers digging in sand.
Digging for buried treasure during Eid al Arbabia.

In honor of its new exhibition, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sackler Gallery recently hosted Eid al Arabia: A Cultural Celebration. The morning began with a symposium on archaeological discoveries in the Arabian Peninsula, followed by a day of activities for families. These included sessions on Arabic calligraphy; storytelling by Surabhi Shah; concerts of traditional Saudi music; and an archaeology program for budding explorers. All told, nearly 3,000 people traveled the roads of Arabia, digging a little deeper into the art, history, and culture of the ancient kingdom.

Child looking at brochure while in front of stone exhibition object.
Taking a closer look at the exhibition Roads of Arabia during the family day celebration.

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