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Qatar’s largest heritage site, with its impressive city wall, ancient residential palaces and houses, markets, industrial areas and…
Source: The heritage of Al Zubarah
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Supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the exhibition aims to promote the immense and rich Archaeological Heritage of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian Gulf by showcasing a great variety of Unesco listed World Heritage Sites.
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Qatar Museums (QM) said it marked the end of a “hugely successful” series of archaeology and heritage activities with an “enjoyable, informative and interactive” workshop on traditional building methods that took place in the surroundings of Al Zubarah Fort.
The workshop, which was conducted in both Arabic and English, welcomed more than 100 children who took part in hands-on activities and learned about Qatar’s heritage.
The workshop participants received expert instruction and guidance from members of the Cultural Heritage Department at Qatar Museums on a range of historic techniques and methods used by the country’s population historically to build shelters and homes, QM said in a statement.
Following an engaging overview and explanation by the experts, the interactive session gave participants the opportunity to put into practice what they had learned by building their own stone wall. Under careful guidance, they applied the various ancient methods and approaches, including mixing their own mortar. They worked collaboratively in small groups to build a wall from the ground up.
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Qatar Museums (QM) continues to hold a series of tours for Culture Pass members to a number of cultural attractions across the country aimed at showcasing the history of its ancient residential palaces and archaeological sites.
In e-mails sent to Culture Pass members, QM said the tours will run every month for up to 50 participants (first come first served) throughout the year.
After the successful tour to Al Zubarah, a Unesco World Heritage site, on December 2, QM is organising another one on December 9 from 10am to 12noon.
This popular tourism destination features a fort, an archaeological site, a fortified compound, a palatial compound and the City Wall, as well as the visitor centre and the temporary exhibition.
QM said that transportation will be available at the Museum of Islamic Art car park at 8am and buses will leave at 8.15am sharp.