World Bulletin/News Desk
More the 100 artworks provided by the Marjani Charitable Foundation have been showcased at the exhibit at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, organized by Russia’s Ministry of Culture.
The first exhibition of its kind in Moscow includes 99 world renowned works which contain the 99 names of Allah recited in Muslim prayers.
The exhibition is also chronologically organized according to three historical periods: from the birth of Islam to the Mongol invasions, the Mongol period, and the post-Mongol period.
The first section of the exhibit is composed of works from North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Central Asia and Anatolia. The second section contains artifacts from China to Eastern Europe. While the third displays artifacts from the palace workshops of the Mamluks, the Ottoman Dynasty, Timurid Empire, the Safavid Dynasty and the Qajar Dynasty.
Showcased among the unparalleled works are Qur’an manuscript pages from the 9th century Abbasid period, Mesopotamian decorations from Iran and Azerbaijan, Medieval bowls with calligraphic inscriptions, and a glass bowl decorated with gold leaf from 10th century Syria.
A rug from the mid 16th century decorated with the 99 names of Allah is especially attracting great attention.
In order for experts of Islamic civilization to provide lectures, the museum hosting the exhibition will keep it open to the public until May 26th.
The library, also knwon as the Vijecnica national library, will continue to hold Open Days up till July 31 everyday between 10.00-17.00 local time.
The house is designed to reflect the cultural characteristics of Muslim family two centuries ago.
The facsimile of the Quran of Uthman has been published by Research Center for Islamic History Art and Culture (IRCICA).
Resembling Berlin before 1990, the city is separated by the Ibre river on which stone barricades were built.
The Sanki Yedim mosque is literally named after the saying of a man who called Kececi Hayreddin Efendi who once lived in the area during the Ottoman period.
Ayvaz Dede is a 15th century dervish who moved to the Bosnian village of Prusats from Akhisar in western Anatolia.
The ivy gives the mosque a unique appearance, protects it from deterioration, attracts tourists and keeps worshippers cool during summer heat.
Krymchaks have historically lived in close proximity to the Crimean Karaites and are an ethno-religious community of Crimea derived from Turkic-speaking adherents of Rabbinic Judaism.
The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, said the damage was "of a limited size, although any incident of this type at Pompeii cannot be underestimated".
The flag was handed over to the Turkish ambassador in London, Unal Cevikoz, by the Turner family who had preserved the flag for almost a century.
Jeddah's historic port city was recognized for its its role as a major Red Sea trade route throughout its 2,500-year history as well as being a gateway for Muslim pilgrims to Makkah who arrived by sea.
The cave, located about 25 metres underground, consists of what is known to be the earliest known figurative drawings in the world.
The stage walls and entrance of a Roman-era amphitheater have been unearthed in Izmir.
The Qhapaq Nan roads was built in the most diverse terrains going through six South American countries linking communities in the Andes mountains to fertile valleys, rainforests and deserts.
Tourism officials say the Door to Hell, also called the Derweze crater after a nearby village, could be developed into a key draw for adventure tourists.
Izmir Roman Association head Abdullah Cistir said 'This will be the first time the Roma community produce a newspaper in Turkey.'