Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum

The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum (http://www.fbqmuseum.com/) is incredible to say the least.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani was born in 1948, in Doha, Qatar, and considered to be one of the most successful businessmen in the region, and the biggest private antiques and arts collectors. He inherited the treasure stove of antiquities from his father Sheikh Qassim Bin Faisal Al-Thani.

He started collecting antiques since 1960, and during that time he traveled to many countries and world wide to find the most unique coin, books, manuscripts, ceramics, antique cars...etc and many other object related to different centuries and cultures.

His idea of a private museum was controversial for more than 20 years ago, and how the dream became true, and the museum becomes a destination for tourists and cultural and historical researchers.
The private collection is located in a building on his private farm at Sahaniya road, on a building that hosts more than 3000 pieces of high historical value.



Replica of a Qatari home







Mother of Pearl furniture


I thought this furniture collection was so beautiful.

 




Even a Mother of Pearl shisha.




Steam Car





Artwork by Qataris


A famous document


From the kaaba in Mecca


Yemeni dagger


Crocodile knives


This well actually goes all the way down until water.  This water is drinkable!  They did a demonstration and pulled up some water.




Traditional Qatari clothing




Yemeni jewelry


Dinosaur head and dinosaur egg fossils!



Trilobite fossils


Old Japanese money



Outside the museum

3 comments:

  1. I'd like to race the 1926 Ford. Might win ....

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  2. I had dinner with Sheikh Faisal.He rammed his fist into a sheep and handed out the fat & flesh (cooked).An incredible ,private museum.

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  3. how deep is the well

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