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A prized collection of historical Islamic artefacts and art pieces, including a 300-year-old rifle and various astrological instruments are on display this Ramadan at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi in an exhibition organised by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

ADIB stages historical Islamic artifacts during Ramadan at Emirates Palace Hotel

: Thursday, July 10 - 2014 @ 11:20

A prized collection of historical Islamic artefacts and art pieces, including a 300-year-old rifle and various astrological instruments are on display this Ramadan at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi in an exhibition organised by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

The History of Islamic Art and Science exhibition is open to the public during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and portrays iconic artifacts – allowing visitors to learn about their origins, history and their use in the Islamic culture and tradition.

The exhibition provides a stimulating insight into the journey of Islam through the ages. It includes pieces from the Moghul eras, as well as ornamental pieces from Islamic civilizations such as the Abbasid, Ottoman and Umayyad periods.

Among the pieces is a 250-year-old Astrolabe -an astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. There is also an ancient red copper ball inscribed with astronomical insignia and inscriptions used by Indian astronomers. Among the weapons are a pure steel Ottoman pistol, dating back to the 18th century, and a 300-year-old Jezail rifle made entirely of wood and metal. The exhibition also includes well preserved examples of pottery and ceramics that are over 700 years old.

ADIB has brought various displays to the Emirates Palace in recent years, including a replica of the Ka’aba, Aqsa and Masjed Al Nabbawi, in addition, a Kiswah that guarded the door of the Holy Ka’aba, dating back to the year 1181 A.H. (1767-1768 A.D.).

The exhibition is open every day from 08:30am to 12:00 midnight. Viewers are encouraged to have their photos taken with the unique set of artifacts during their visit.

For more information, please contact:
ADIB
Lamia Hariz
Head of Corporate Communications & PR
Dir: +97124128093
Email: [email protected]

Mohammad Al Qassem
Account Director
Brunswick Group
Dir: +97144466287
Email: [email protected]

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