2000 News Story

Symposium on travel writings planned

The King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (KAFRA) is planning to hold a four-day symposium in Riyadh beginning October 22, 2000, on historical travel accounts of the Arabian Peninsula. Some forty researchers and historians from overseas as well as the Kingdom will take part in the event, which will be patronized by Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. On the fringes of the event will be an exhibition of books, maps, pictures and artifacts associated with the various specialized topics addressed at the symposium.