Throughout 1999, the people of Saudi Arabia will be commemorating the
centennial of the recapture of Riyadh by King Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdul
Rahman Al-Saud, an event that led to the founding of the modern Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. The official logo of the centennial appears above.
Celebrates the Centennial of a Historic Event
Over the past century, Saudi
Arabia has been transformed from a society which relied on rudimentary
agriculture and limited trade to one that is now a showcase of industry,
commerce, agro-industry, education, health and other areas of human
A Century of
buildings of old Jeddah are being preserved as part of the nation-wide
programs marking the centennial of the recapture of Riyadh by King Abdul
Aziz Ibn Abdul Rahman Al-Saud.
Jeddah's Historic Buildings
The King Fahd
University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, an
internationally recognized institution offering technical and scientific
curricula, produces a cadre of Saudi professionals who help run the
country's rapidly growing petroleum and minerals industries.
KFUPM: A Jewel of a
University on Arabian Sands
Masmak Fortess in Riyadh