After visiting King Saud University and returning to the hotel for lunch the group drove over to the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center. First we visited the National Museum of Saudi Arabia which was built in 1999. The museum was very new-looking (as with everything in Saudi Arabia) and had a very large entrance/lobby area. The exhibits covered all of Saudi history from "Man and the Universe" to modern times in the country. There was also a large exhibit about the Hajj and the two holy mosques.
|Outside of the National Museum.|
|The museum's main lobby/entrance.|
|A meteorite found in the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia. |
In the background you can see our Ministry of Higher Education guide, Abdullah.
|Outside of the fort structure.|
|The tiny door where Ibn Saud finally entered the fort.|