Thursday, May 5, 2011

Heritage without Borders, 3rd Joint GCC Archaeology Exhibition

Qatar Museums Authority presents
“Heritage without Borders: Third GCC Archaeology Exhibition”
at the Qatar Museums Authority
Building #10 in Katara Cultural Village
from May 2nd - June 30th 2011

Gallery Hours:
Sat to Sun 10am-1pm, 3pm-9pm
Friday 3pm-9pm

The exhibition will demonstrate historical, cultural and geographical unity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. This unity is reflected in the history of the ancient Near East throughthe interaction withthe neighboring cultures, human movements and economic exchange.

In addition, the exhibition aims to recognize the common cultural traits between different parts of the region, and also examine its rich cultural diversity.Nearly 420 objects from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar will be displayed at the exhibition; some going back several millennia.  Four major historical periods will be highlighted:

1) Prehistoric Period: approximately 1 million years ago until 3rd millennium BC.
2) The Dawn of Civilizations (cultures) Period: 3rd millennium to 3rd century BC.
3) Pre-Islamic Periods: 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD.
4) Islamic Period:7th century till today.

Qatar Museums Authority hosts “Heritage without Borders: Third GCC Archaeology Exhibition”

There was quite a lot of stuff on display from all over the gulf.  After seeing the exhibition, we wandered around Katara to see what we might find next.

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