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'Early Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (65

'Early Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (65

On the occasion of the exhibition "Early Capitals of Islamic Culture", presented in collaboration with the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art between October 2014 and January 2015, Sharjah Museums Department published a richly illustrated, scholarly catalogue. The publication, also entitled ‘Early Capitals of Islamic Culture - The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650–950)’ focuses on the cultural networks that emanated from Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad and presents important archaeological finds and exquisite artefacts which chart the fascinating transition from the pre-Islamic civilizations of Byzantium and Sasanian Iran to a new pan-Islamic civilization based on Damascus and then Baghdad during the first centuries of Umayyad and Abbasid rule.

 

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