Four Saudi historians were honored by Prince Salman, Governor of Riyadh and Chairman of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (KAFRA) in Riyadh last night, the Arab News reported today.
The candidates submitted papers on the topic of "Pioneers of Arabian Peninsula Studies." Abdulrahman Al-Ruwaished, Abdullah Al-Shabat, Muhammad Al-Shafei and Muhammad Al-Khatrawi each received $26,000 at the "Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Prize and Scholarship for Research on Arabian Peninsula” ceremony.
At the event, Prince Salman also introduced the first complete encyclopedia on the history of Saudi Arabia. "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 100 Years: Research and Studies" is an encyclopedic set consisting of 15 volumes.
KAFRA is a government funded program, founded in 1972, which specializes in researching and promoting the heritage and culture of the Arabian Peninsula and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.