The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has signed a five-year agreement with the Louvre Museum in Paris, which includes the exhibition of a sculpture dating from the Lihyanite period.
Under the agreement, the Louvre will show the historical and cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia and AlUla, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The agreement between the RCU and the Louvre would also embody the vital partnership between Saudi Arabia and France in the cultural field, the SPA said.
The sculpture is made of sandstone which weighs more than 800 kg, has a height of more than 2 meters and has been affected by erosion factors several times.
Through Lihyanite sculpture, the museum shows the details of ancient human creativity.
One of the benefits of the sculpture is that it shows the historical depth and cultural heritage of AlUla antiquities, in addition to the work of the RCU, which seeks to preserve natural and cultural heritage while preparing AlUla to attract visitors from all over the world.
The “Dadan” Kingdom Excavation Team is continuing its work with the aim of exploring more information about the civilizational history of the kingdom, which spans over 2,500 years.
The Royal Commission for AlUla through the master plan “The Journey Through Time” announced the establishment of “Kingdoms Institute” in the Dadan region.
The Institute would comprise seven main archaeological programs and research, including: Preservation of rock art; languages; inscriptions; agriculture; durability in prehistoric times and many more.