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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Arab Culture: From Ancient Empires to Modern Times" Arab Girl Dancing

Background imageArab Collection: Diagram of a system for pumping water into a basin, from

Diagram of a system for pumping water into a basin, from
XIR155476 Diagram of a system for pumping water into a basin, from Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by Al-Djazari, 1206 (vellum) by Islamic School

Background imageArab Collection: Arab Girl Dancing

Arab Girl Dancing
A Middle Eastern Belly Dancer dancing with a veil to musical accompaniment

Background imageArab Collection: Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570

Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570
Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World )

Background imageArab Collection: Kuwait, Kuwait City, City view from Souk Shark Shopping Center and Marina

Kuwait, Kuwait City, City view from Souk Shark Shopping Center and Marina

Background imageArab Collection: Poster for French railways to Morocco

Poster for French railways to Morocco
Poster advertising French railways to Morocco, via Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Madrid, to Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech, and other exotic places

Background imageArab Collection: Map of Palestine, 1588

Map of Palestine, 1588
16th century map of Palestine. North is towards upper right. Published in 1588, this German map shows the geography of Palestine, centred on the area that later become the state of Israel

Background imageArab Collection: Ancient Arabic Alphabet

Ancient Arabic Alphabet
Different types of ancient Arabic alphabets Date: Circa 1760

Background imageArab Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia, in traditional Arab costume

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas)

The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas)
3247808 The Surrender of Granada in 1492, 1882 (oil on canvas) by Pradilla y Ortiz, Francisco (1848-1921); 330x550 cm; Palacio del Senado, Madrid

Background imageArab Collection: Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi

Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165) for Roger II (1095-1154) King of Sicily from 1130. In this map, North is at the bottom

Background imageArab Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s

Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s
Arab women getting water from a fountain in Jerusalem, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageArab Collection: GEUR2D-00047

GEUR2D-00047
Arabic inscription carved in a palace wall of the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city, Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageArab Collection: Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace and reflecting pool, Granada, Spain
The Palacio del Portico within the Alhambra, a medieval Moorish city in Granada, Spain. Digital photograph

Background imageArab Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: John Clements in Zoltan Kordas The Four Feathers (1939)

John Clements in Zoltan Kordas The Four Feathers (1939)
John Clements

Background imageArab Collection: The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis

The Harem, 1876. Creator: John Frederick Lewis
The Harem, 1876

Background imageArab Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageArab Collection: Picture No. 10873885

Picture No. 10873885
Horse - Black Arabian Mare cantering in meadow (Equus caballus) Date:

Background imageArab Collection: Picture No. 10870455

Picture No. 10870455
Horse - Arabian gray dapple galloping in meadow Date:

Background imageArab Collection: Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia

Two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia
A very beautiful postcard, depicting two Arab Falconers from Saudi Arabia. One has three of his birds (Peregrine Falcons?) sitting on his arm, shoulder and head! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Hall of the Embassadors, Alhambra, Granada, 1909 (oil on canvas)

Hall of the Embassadors, Alhambra, Granada, 1909 (oil on canvas)
XOS1072796 Hall of the Embassadors, Alhambra, Granada, 1909 (oil on canvas) by Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923); 104.1x81.9 cm; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageArab Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageArab Collection: Tripoli, Libya; The Castle; now housing the Museum of the Jamahariya as seen from across a small

Tripoli, Libya; The Castle; now housing the Museum of the Jamahariya as seen from across a small lake

Background imageArab Collection: Picture No. 10870478

Picture No. 10870478
Horse - Arabian Chestnut Mare and foal together in meadow Date:

Background imageArab Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Writing examples of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageArab Collection: GMDE2A-00054

GMDE2A-00054
Map of Arabia, 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageArab Collection: Abd El Kader, Algerian leader

Abd El Kader, Algerian leader
Abd El Kader (Abd al-Qadir, El Amir Abdelkader), Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a resistance to French occupation in the mid-nineteenth century

Background imageArab Collection: Arab Horse and Colt

Arab Horse and Colt
LA-1396 Arab Horse and Colt Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: 020 8318 1401

Background imageArab Collection: Kuwait, Kuwait City, Elevated view of the modern city skyline and central business

Kuwait, Kuwait City, Elevated view of the modern city skyline and central business district

Background imageArab Collection: Oman, Muscat. Souvenirs for sale at a shop in the old souk of Mutrah

Oman, Muscat. Souvenirs for sale at a shop in the old souk of Mutrah

Background imageArab Collection: Qatar, Doha, Souq Waqif, redeveloped bazaar area, elevated view with West Bay skyscrapers

Qatar, Doha, Souq Waqif, redeveloped bazaar area, elevated view with West Bay skyscrapers from one of the historic Souq hotels, dusk

Background imageArab Collection: UAE, Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers and Emirates Palace Hotel, dusk

UAE, Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers and Emirates Palace Hotel, dusk

Background imageArab Collection: Scene from Song of Roland

Scene from Song of Roland
Roland blowing his warhorn in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalle, 789 AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageArab Collection: Arabic style colorful wooden door, Fez, Morocco, North Africa

Arabic style colorful wooden door, Fez, Morocco, North Africa

Background imageArab Collection: United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Burj Khalifa at dusk, with light show

United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Burj Khalifa at dusk, with light show

Background imageArab Collection: Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader

Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) (1893-1976) - Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the Peoples Republic of China

Background imageArab Collection: Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East

Lady Anne Blunt, traveller in Arabia and the Middle East
Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth (1837-1917), English traveller in Arabia and the Middle East, buyer and breeder of Arab horses. circa 1860s

Background imageArab Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageArab Collection: ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961

ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring the ruler of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Sir Abdullah As-Salim As-Sabah with telegrams of support from Kuwaiti citizens



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Arab Culture: From Ancient Empires to Modern Times" Arab Girl Dancing: Celebrating the vibrant traditions and captivating rhythms that have been passed down through generations. Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570: Tracing the historical boundaries and influence of one of the most powerful empires in history. T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels: Immersed in the mystique and allure of Arabian deserts, where tales of bravery and adventure were born. Poster for French railways to Morocco: Reflecting the interconnectedness between nations, bridging cultures through travel and exploration. Map of Palestine, 1588: Unveiling a land steeped in ancient heritage, where diverse communities coexisted harmoniously for centuries. Ancient Arabic Alphabet: A testament to linguistic ingenuity, this script has shaped countless literary masterpieces throughout history. Palestinian women in Jerusalem, 1800s: Portraying resilience amidst adversity as these women played pivotal roles within their communities during challenging times. Arab empire, mid-700s: Witnessing an era when knowledge flourished across vast territories under enlightened rulers who fostered intellectual growth. Pyramids along the Nile: Standing tall as a symbol not only of Egypt's grandeur but also highlighting contributions made by Arab architects throughout time. The Surrender of Granada in 1492 (oil on canvas): Capturing a significant moment when Islamic rule came to an end on Iberian soil but left indelible imprints on art and culture forevermore. Copy made in Cairo in 1456 - world map prepared by Muhammad al-Idrisi .