Temporary exhibition of Islamic artefacts to open Thursday in Kazakhstan

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 14 Jun 2017

The temporary exhibition in Astana is to include a number of artefacts selected from the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Under the title, "Sultan Bebars and his reign," the Astana National Museum in Kazakhstan is to host its first temporary exhibition from Egypt.

Elham Salah, head of the museums sector of the Ministry of Antiquities, explained that the exhibition includes a collection of 22 Islamic objects from the reign of Mameluk Sultan Bebars that were carefully selected from the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.

The objects, Salah told Ahram Onine, include a copper food container gilded with silver, a lion-shaped white marble sheet, a copper basin gilded with silver and gold, a wooden holder of the Quran embellished with ivory and a collection of silver and gold coins.

The exhibition will last until August.

Quran holder

lion shaped sheet


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