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Part 6: Tall Tales
Written by TimMackintosh-Smith
Sea monsters and giants one might
expect, but stones that make you laugh
or cry? Pearls that fall like rain from the
sky? To end our yearlong browse of
Arabic literature, we finish on notes of
playful extravagance.
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INTERPRETER
of
TREASURES
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Classroom Guide
Written by Julie Weiss
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Events & Exhibitions
The Pearl Emporium of Al Zubarah
Written by James Parry
Photographed by Dan Britton /
QIAH
/
QMA
Casually inscribed on a recently uncovered wall, a picture of a dhow harks back to
the pearl trade in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that made fortunes
in Al Zubarah, Qatar’s first
UNESCO
World Heritage Site and one of the
largest intact pearling towns of the Arabian Peninsula.
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2014 Calendar:
Domes
Introductions by Sheila S. Blair
and JonathanM. Bloom, and Paul Lunde
Like minarets, domes are one of the
signature forms in Islamic architecture,
vaulting spaces in most—if not all—Islamic
lands with masterpieces of art for more than
1300 years. Each dome evokes its time and
place, and inspires beauty and wonder.
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