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Sharjah Ruler Gifts 425 Rare Artifacts to Egypt

Sharjah Ruler Gifts 425 Rare Artifacts to Egypt

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 - 07:30
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah, has gifted 425 rare artifacts from multiple eras to Egypt, in appreciation of the country's educational and enlightening role played across all Arab countries.

The Emirati news agency-WAM reported that the artifacts that reached Cairo from Sharjah dates to different periods, from predynastic times in the fourth millennium BC and the dynasties of the ancient, middle, and modern kingdoms, and the Ptolemaic dynasty of the fourth century BC - the first century BC, the second century AD and the Coptic era the fourth century - sixth century AD.

The rare collection includes stone, porcelain, glazed, wooden and bronze statues representing various Egyptian deities including Isis and Amun.

It also includes wooden coffins decorated with colors, human and animal mummies, birds, fish, necklaces, bracelets of precious stones, grapes, pendants, and animal models that represent falcons and fish made of alabaster and wood.

Sharjah also delivered 345 artifacts of historical value to Egypt last year.

The Ruler of Sharjah has always showed interest in various forms of heritage, stemming from his belief in its historical significance.

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