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Head of a Man Qaryat al-Faw, Saudi Arabia, 1st century B.C.E to 2nd century CE Cast bronze H: 40 cm Department of Archaeology Museum, King Saud University, Riyadh "Roads of Arabia: Archeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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Part of a horse, Al-Magar, Saudi Arabia, likely 5th millennium BCE

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Tomb facade, Mada ’in Saleh, Saudi Arabia

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims pray near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 25, 2012. Saudi authorities say about 3.4 million pilgrims — some 1.7 million of them from abroad — have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims hug each other as they celebrate after casting stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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A Muslim pilgrim has his head ritually shaved after he cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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A Muslim pilgrim has his head ritually shaved after he cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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Youssef, 3, a Muslim pilgrim from Egypt, walks with his grandfather to cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. (Associated Press)

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A Muslim pilgrim collects stones to cast at a stone pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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In this image made while zooming the camera lens, Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," a rite of the annual hajj, the Islamic faith's most holy pilgrimage, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 26, 2012. The five-day rituals of Hajj began on Oct. 24 when millions arrived in the holy city. (Associated Press)

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as pray inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (Associated Press)

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Hayri Sherifov, the imam for the main mosque in the town of Rudozem, says Bulgarian intelligence has been tracking his activities ever since he returned from studying in Saudi Arabia. (Tzvetelina Belutova/Special to The Washington Times)

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Hayri Sherifov, the imam for the main mosque in the town of Rudozem, says Bulgarian intelligence has been tracking his activities ever since he returned from studying in Saudi Arabia. (Tzvetelina Belutova/Special to The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir (The Washington Times)

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Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, seen here in a booking photo, has admitted his role in a $1.5 million plot to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., at a Washington restaurant by setting off explosives, according to U.S. officials. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

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Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, seen here in a booking photo, has admitted his role in a $1.5 million plot to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., at a Washington restaurant by setting off explosives, according to U.S. officials. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)