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24 May 2024, 12:44

‘Treasures from Sharjah’ Expo in Samarkand wraps up on high note


SAMARKAND, 24 May (BelTA- Emirates News Agency) - The "From the Arabian Peninsula to Central Asia: Treasures from Sharjah on the Silk Road" exhibition, a first of its kind, concluded on a high note on Wednesday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Organised by the Sharjah Antiquities Authority and the Uzbek Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, the exhibition enjoyed immense popularity at the Silk Road House of Arts in Samarkand.

Residents and visitors flocked to see the unique offerings that showcased the rich history and cultural ties between the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia. The exhibition featured rare archaeological treasures discovered in Sharjah, spanning from the Neolithic era to the Islamic Golden Age.

Held in the historic city of Samarkand, the exhibition presented a glimpse into Sharjah's vibrant past and present through 121 distinctive artefacts displayed across three halls at the Silk Road House of Arts. Visitors gained a deeper understanding of the emirate's diverse Arab and Islamic cultural heritage, solidifying its position as a captivating cultural and tourist destination.

In a spirit of collaboration, the Sharjah Antiquities Authority gifted the exhibition display boxes, a model of the Mleiha Palace, and a model of the Tomb of Al-Buhais to Samarkand University.

The exhibition spotlighted the story of centuries of passage and communication on the historical Silk Road and the importance of Samarkand as a historical city on this route. It also provided insights into the commercial role played by the city of Mleiha in the Emirate of Sharjah in the first century BC through its displays of pottery collections discovered in Mleiha.
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