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Sultan Al Qasimi opens ‘Tales from the East’ exhibition

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Tuesday, opened ‘Tales from the East’ exhibition, which is organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA).

His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was briefed on the content of the exhibition which showcases early written material with an estimated total value of over AED 60 million, including books and manuscripts, and a collection of rare artefacts, at its headquarters in Sharjah from 27th April to 3rd May, 2021.

The exhibition also features a series of cultural sessions and panel discussions, where renowned history and archaeology experts will discuss the role of manuscripts in unveiling humankind's scientific and cultural achievements, and the importance of their preservation for future generations.

The exhibition also feature globes from the 17th to the 20th centuries. A large collection of antique posters, illustrated books and atlases, and a host of rare manuscripts are also showcased at the exhibition.