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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization covers Islamic culture, with more than 5,000 artifacts from the Islamic world. Exhibits include calligraphy, carvings, ceramics, coins, glass, manuscripts, metalwork, and scientific instruments.

Highlights of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

  • Koran of the third Caliph, Uthman ibn Affan (644-656 AD)
  • Kiswa, the covering used for the Kaaba in Mecca
  • Islamic coins
  • Islamic navigational aids

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

  • Name:                         Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
  • Formerly:                    Islamic Museum
  • City:                            Sharjah
  • Country:                     United Arab Emirates
  • Opened:                     2008
  • Location:                    Corniche Street, Al Majarrah

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Photo Credit: 1) Shahana Shamsuddin [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

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