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Roads of Arabia – Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Asian Art Museum, San Francisco 24 October 2014 – 18 January 2015 Over the last 40 years, archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia have unearthed an astonishing number of artefacts that have radically transformed scholarship of the region.

Roads of Arabia features more than 200 objects, ranging from excavated stone tools–some dating back more than a million years–to a 17th century set of gilded doors that once graced the entrance to the Ka’ba, Islam’s holiest sanctuary.

Beginning with some of the earliest evidence of humankind, Roads of Arabia goes on to explore the historical and cultural development of Arabia...