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Arab Civilization: A Tapestry of History and Culture Step into the vibrant world of Arab civilization, where ancient traditions intertwine with modern aspirations

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: First Crusade: Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15 July 1099. 1847 (oil on canvas)

First Crusade: Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15 July 1099. 1847 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4688208 First Crusade: Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15 July 1099. 1847 (oil on canvas) by Signol, Emile (1804-92); 324x557 cm; Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine

Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine
XEE4405752 Geographic map of Algeria and details of the provinces of Algiers, Oran and Constantine, realized by Amboise Tardieu, 19th century

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph)

Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph)
1166042 Absaloms Pillar in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, 1839 (lithograph) by Roberts, David (1796-1864); Private Collection; (add.info.: David Roberts RA (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Via Dolorosa (chemin de la souffrance, chemin de Croix)) et maison de Ponce Pilate

Via Dolorosa (chemin de la souffrance, chemin de Croix)) et maison de Ponce Pilate (10 avant JC-vers 39 apres JC)
FIA5377070 Via Dolorosa (chemin de la souffrance, chemin de Croix)) et maison de Ponce Pilate (10 avant JC-vers 39 apres JC) a Jerusalem. (Way of Sorrows and House of Pontius Pilate)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving)

Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving)
7149704 Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving) by English School, (17th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Mesopotamia: low relief in limestone of Ur-Nanshe (Our nanshe), King of Lagash

Mesopotamia: low relief in limestone of Ur-Nanshe (Our nanshe), King of Lagash
JLJ4670650 Mesopotamia: low relief in limestone of Ur-Nanshe (Our nanshe), King of Lagash. Sumerian period. From Tello Paris

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890

Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890
GIA4792243 Young Berber woman posing naked. Photography around 1890 by Unknown photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Young Berber woman posing naked)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Damascus Gate; Jaffa Gate (litho)

Jerusalem: Damascus Gate; Jaffa Gate (litho)
6012243 Jerusalem: Damascus Gate; Jaffa Gate (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Damascus Gate; Jaffa Gate)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Golden Gate; St Stephen's Gate (litho)

Jerusalem: The Golden Gate; St Stephen's Gate (litho)
6012240 Jerusalem: The Golden Gate; St Stephen's Gate (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Golden Gate; St Stephen's Gate)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Angel's Chapel (litho)

Jerusalem: Angel's Chapel (litho)
6012231 Jerusalem: Angel's Chapel (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Angel's Chapel)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Interior of the Tomb (litho)

Jerusalem: Interior of the Tomb (litho)
6012225 Jerusalem: Interior of the Tomb (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Interior of the Tomb)

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7335632

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Commander Dundas shooting ostriches on the plains, Jubba River, Somalia (engraving)

Commander Dundas shooting ostriches on the plains, Jubba River, Somalia (engraving)
8631464 Commander Dundas shooting ostriches on the plains, Jubba River, Somalia (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Eighth Station of the Cross; Ninth Station of the Cross (litho)

Jerusalem: Eighth Station of the Cross; Ninth Station of the Cross (litho)
6012241 Jerusalem: Eighth Station of the Cross; Ninth Station of the Cross (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Holy Sepulchre (litho)

Jerusalem: The Holy Sepulchre (litho)
6012227 Jerusalem: The Holy Sepulchre (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Holy Sepulchre)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Italian army water caravan in Tripolitania (chromolitho)

Italian army water caravan in Tripolitania (chromolitho)
2782832 Italian army water caravan in Tripolitania (chromolitho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Italian army water caravan in Tripolitania)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Fourth Station of the Cross; Fifth Station of the Cross (litho)

Jerusalem: Fourth Station of the Cross; Fifth Station of the Cross (litho)
6012238 Jerusalem: Fourth Station of the Cross; Fifth Station of the Cross (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Second Station of the Cross; Third Station of the Cross (litho)

Jerusalem: Second Station of the Cross; Third Station of the Cross (litho)
6012236 Jerusalem: Second Station of the Cross; Third Station of the Cross (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Tower of David (litho)

Jerusalem: The Tower of David (litho)
6012233 Jerusalem: The Tower of David (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tower of David)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Rock Moriah (litho)

Jerusalem: The Rock Moriah (litho)
6012232 Jerusalem: The Rock Moriah (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Rock Moriah. Illustration for Souvenir Album Jerusalem (Jerusalen Exhibit Co, 1902)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: A Street in Jerusalem; In the Christian Quarter (litho)

Jerusalem: A Street in Jerusalem; In the Christian Quarter (litho)
6012229 Jerusalem: A Street in Jerusalem; In the Christian Quarter (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Street in Jerusalem; In the Christian Quarter)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa; First Station of the Cross (litho)

Jerusalem: The Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa; First Station of the Cross (litho)
6012234 Jerusalem: The Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa; First Station of the Cross (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Ecce Homo Arch)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas)
7305476 Captain Lelievre's heroic defense in Mazagran (February 1840), detail, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Beauce, Jean Adolphe (1818-75); Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: Sixth Station of the Cross; Seventh Station of the Cross (litho)

Jerusalem: Sixth Station of the Cross; Seventh Station of the Cross (litho)
6012239 Jerusalem: Sixth Station of the Cross; Seventh Station of the Cross (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Jerusalem: The Jews' Wailing Place (litho)

Jerusalem: The Jews' Wailing Place (litho)
6012228 Jerusalem: The Jews' Wailing Place (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Jews' Wailing Place)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: The Tower of Babel, 1604 (oil on panel)

The Tower of Babel, 1604 (oil on panel)
8933820 The Tower of Babel, 1604 (oil on panel) by Grimmer or Grimer, Abel (1570-1619); 51.1 x 66.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Painting by Abel Grimmer); Photo © Christie's Images.

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: The Tower of Babel (oil on copper)

The Tower of Babel (oil on copper)
8933816 The Tower of Babel (oil on copper) by Schoubroeck, Pieter (1570-1607); 45.4 x 77.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Painting by Pieter Schoubroeck); Photo © Christie's Images.

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Haroun-al-Raschid mingling incognito among the ordinary people in Baghdad (colour litho)

Haroun-al-Raschid mingling incognito among the ordinary people in Baghdad (colour litho)
498865 Haroun-al-Raschid mingling incognito among the ordinary people in Baghdad (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Nebuchadnezzar II

Nebuchadnezzar II
3288546 Nebuchadnezzar II; (add.info.: Nebuchadnezzar II was an Assyrian king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605-562 BC)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: The Tower of Babel (oil on panel)

The Tower of Babel (oil on panel)
8933815 The Tower of Babel (oil on panel) by Valckenborch, Lucas van (c.1535-97); 48.5 x 64 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Painting by Lucas van Valckenborch); Photo © Christie's Images.

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: King Nimrod ordering the construction of the Tower of Babel (oil on panel)

King Nimrod ordering the construction of the Tower of Babel (oil on panel)
8933819 King Nimrod ordering the construction of the Tower of Babel (oil on panel) by Caullery, Louis de (c.1580-1621) (circle of); 48 x 62.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: The Tower of Babel, c.1650 (oil on canvas)

The Tower of Babel, c.1650 (oil on canvas)
8933817 The Tower of Babel, c.1650 (oil on canvas) by Brueghel, Jan (1568-1625) (follower of); 53 x 76 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Abd-el-Kader, Liebig card, early 20th century (chromo)

Abd-el-Kader, Liebig card, early 20th century (chromo)
LLM458266 Abd-el-Kader, Liebig card, early 20th century (chromo) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abd-el-Kader)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem

Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem
3788691 Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem; (add.info.: Saladin's arrival in Jerusalem in 1187 (German: Einzug Saladin's in Jerusalem).?al?? al-D?n Y?suf ibn Ayy

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Arab life during the Abbasidian times

Arab life during the Abbasidian times
3779001 Arab life during the Abbasidian times -; (add.info.: Arab life during the Abbasidian times - miniatures from the Maqamat of al-Hariri)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen

Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen
3788692 Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen; (add.info.: Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurement.(German: Der Kalif Mamun veranstaltet die erste Gradmessung)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Children of All Nations: Morocco (colour litho)

Children of All Nations: Morocco (colour litho)
8659237 Children of All Nations: Morocco (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Morocco)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Milk-sellers in Jerusalem (engraving)

Milk-sellers in Jerusalem (engraving)
8658480 Milk-sellers in Jerusalem (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Milk-sellers in Jerusalem)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Sir John Tenniel cartoon: From the Nile to the Neva (engraving)

Sir John Tenniel cartoon: From the Nile to the Neva (engraving)
8657311 Sir John Tenniel cartoon: From the Nile to the Neva (engraving) by Tenniel, John (1820-1914) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: From the Nile to the Neva)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Christ in the Temple by Italian Renaissance painter Fra Bartolomeo (1472 - 1517). Created in 1516

Christ in the Temple by Italian Renaissance painter Fra Bartolomeo (1472 - 1517). Created in 1516
UTD4823204 Christ in the Temple by Italian Renaissance painter Fra Bartolomeo (1472 - 1517). Created in 1516. Image date: circa 1900

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: 8627249

8627249

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: 8627241

8627241

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: 8625889

8625889

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: World's Children: Moorish, At Play (colour litho)

World's Children: Moorish, At Play (colour litho)
8625662 World's Children: Moorish, At Play (colour litho) by Menpes, Mortimer Ludington (1855-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: Moorish, At Play)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Couscous in the Maghreb, c.1910 (print)

Couscous in the Maghreb, c.1910 (print)
7293337 Couscous in the Maghreb, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Food and beverage. Couscous in the Maghreb. Imagery in: Histoire anecdotique de l'alimentation, France)

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print)

Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print)
7293104 Damascus in Syria, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Geography. Syria. View of Damascus. Illustration, Germany, ca 1910.); Photo: © Archives Charmet

Background imageArab Civilization Collection: Les Mille et Une Nuits / Thousand and One Nights (colour litho)

Les Mille et Une Nuits / Thousand and One Nights (colour litho)
8664894 Les Mille et Une Nuits / Thousand and One Nights (colour litho) by Neziere, Raymond de la (1865-1953); Private Collection; (add.info)



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Arab Civilization: A Tapestry of History and Culture Step into the vibrant world of Arab civilization, where ancient traditions intertwine with modern aspirations. From the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of Sorrows or Chemin de la Souffrance, to the majestic Maison de Ponce Pilate in Jerusalem, every corner holds a story waiting to be unveiled. Travel back in time to witness pivotal moments like the First Crusade's capture of Jerusalem on that fateful day, 15 July 1099. The oil on canvas painting from 1847 captures the intensity and struggle during this historical event. Delve deeper into religious history through powerful engravings depicting Jesus Christ driving out money-changers from the Temple. These images serve as a reminder of faith's unwavering strength and its role in shaping Arab civilization. Explore beyond borders with a geographic map showcasing Algeria's provinces - Algiers, Oran, and Constantine. This visual representation highlights not only their geographical features but also their cultural diversity and rich heritage. Celebrating achievements beyond history is an exquisite UAE stamp featuring cyclist Eddy Merckx. Born in 1945, he symbolizes determination and perseverance – qualities embraced by Arab society throughout centuries. Mesopotamia takes center stage with a low relief limestone sculpture portraying Ur-Nanshe (Our nanshe), King of Lagash. This masterpiece serves as a testament to Mesopotamian artistry while offering glimpses into their political structure. Journey through time via captivating black-and-white photographs capturing Mr Smeedon's Villa and Djenan-el-Mufti in Algiers. These architectural marvels showcase intricate designs reflecting both Arabic influences and unique local craftsmanship. Finally, immerse yourself in El Bardo's enchanting beauty through mesmerizing black-and-white photos that transport you to this Algerian gem. Its grandeur stands tall amidst changing times – an embodiment of Arab civilization's resilience.