Arab influence on human civilisation
Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, SBA chairman, noted: “The exhibition was a unique opportunity to learn about the power and influence of Arab and Islamic culture on human civilisation over the centuries. The exhibition affirmed the truth that acquiring knowledge is a continuous and cumulative journey which transcends all physical boundaries and can be transmitted to generations across centuries.”
“The exhibition bolstered Sharjah’s status as a beacon of science, culture, knowledge and reflects the vision of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to preserve the cultural and intellectual legacy of humankind and ensure its preservation and continuity,” Al Ameri continued.
Rare Holy Quran manuscripts
Among the unique items showcased at Tales from the East were rare and early manuscripts of the Quran. Also displayed was ‘Description of Egypt’, a 23-part collaborative work of scholars, scientists, artists, and technicians who followed Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt in the early 19th century.
Also exhibited was the first edition of Katib Çelebi’s The Mirror of the World that was published in 1732. There were also 17th century globes, and other artefacts. Visitors also got the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy that spanned centuries.
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