President visits Museum of Islamic Art in Doha

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two day state visit to Qatar visited the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha,yesterday (25).

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Its collection includes metal work, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, textiles and glass obtained from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century.

The museum houses a collection of work gathered since the late 1980’s including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia

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