Shaikh Sultan opens Sharjah exhibition on Islamic culture

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His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Early Capitals of Islamic Culture – The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650–950)’ at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation (SMIC) yesterday.

The exhibition presents over 100 archaeological finds, Islamic calligraphy, decorative arts, and exquisite artefacts from the first centuries of Umayyad and Abbasid rule, centred on their capitals Damascus and Baghdad. The artefacts are part of the collections displayed at the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art, the first and oldest museum of Islamic art outside the Islamic world.

Original article by Jumana Khamis

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