Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

By Seif Kamel
   Located near downtown in Cairo, the Museum of Islamic Art is one of
the most remarkable places to explore for tourists who spend their
vacations in Egypt.
   The museum represents an interesting demonstration of the history of
various types of Islamic arts. with a huge collection of displays dating
back to various periods and dynasties.
   Among the most marvelous displays in the Museum of Islamic Art is
the vast collection of Mashrabeya screens. The Arabs excelled in
creating these windows with decorated wood.
   There are also some marvelously decorated doors of mosques and
palaces. There is a large number as well of Turkish and Persian ceramics
and tiles, a selection of manuscripts and books, and a large number of
rugs and carpets.

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