Art and archaeology rewrite Arabia’s past in exhibit of recent excavations at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Stone tools made a million years ago. Colossal sculptures of ancient kings. A gold funerary mask and glove, sized for a young girl. These objects, recently excavated in Saudi Arabia, are rewriting the region’s history. Beginning Friday you can see them at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in the exhibit “Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”