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Syria Matters

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

22 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019

With objects from key historic sites such as Palmyra, Damascus and the citadel of Aleppo, as well as immersive video installations that enable viewers to encounter these sites prior to the destruction they have suffered from in Syria’s long civil war, this exhibition stakes a claim for the significance of the nation’s heritage in world history. Find out more about the ‘Syria Matters’ exhibition from the Museum of Islamic Art’s website. 

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Cavour Vase (14th century), Syria

Cavour Vase (14th century), Syria. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Copy of Muhammad ibn Yaʿqub al-Firuzabadi, al-Qamus al-Muhit (1389), Mamluk, Syria or Egypt.

Copy of Muhammad ibn Yaʿqub al-Firuzabadi, al-Qamus al-Muhit (1389), Mamluk, Syria or Egypt. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Damascus (North Gate of the Great Mosque of Damascus) (detail; 1890), Gustav Bauernfeind. National Collection of Qatar

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