Arts & Culture

Louvre Museum in Paris displays a statue of Lihyani weighing 800 kg from Al-Ula

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula revealed the signing of an agreement with the Louvre Museum in Paris, including displaying a statue dating back to the Lihyan period.


The statue is displayed in the Louvre following a five-year cooperation agreement.


It highlights the historical and civilizational heritage of Saudi Arabia in general and the Al-Ula Governorate in particular.


This agreement embodies the effective partnership on the cultural level between the Kingdom and France, and the strengthening of bridges of communication.


The statue is made of sandstone, weighing more than 800 kilograms, and exceeding two meters in length.


It has been affected by erosion factors at various times.


Across the statue, the details of human creativity in sculpture appear, as fine details of the sculpted formation appear.

The statue also presents a picture of the depth of the historical and civilizational heritage of antiquities in the governorate.


The excavation team’s work is underway in the kingdom of “Dadan”, to explore more information about its civilizational history, which spanned more than 2,500 years.

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