Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography

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The Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography is a major museum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The building[edit]

The Museum is in the historic Khuzam Palace in the Al-Nuzlah al-Yamaniyah quarter in the south of Jeddah. The building was constructed as a royal palace from 1928 to 1932 under the supervision of Muhammed bin Laden.

Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate (DAAR) [1] have been commissioned to develop the area on 11 October 2008 by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (the Royal Court).

The exhibitions[edit]

The collection ranges from artefacts of the stone age attributed to the Acheulean period found in nearby Wadi Fatimah over items of several pre-Islamic cultures and items illustrating the rise of Islam to relicts from the time the palace was used by the royal family. A second collection holds ethnographic items portraying the recent culture of the region.

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Coordinates: 21°28′25.38″N 39°12′24.07″E / 21.4737167°N 39.2066861°E / 21.4737167; 39.2066861