Blogs in March 2020

Memoirs Of An Arabian Princess 12th March 2020

In 1844, Salamah bint Saïd was born into royalty of the sultanate of Zanzibar and Omar. She was the youngest out of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Busaid’s thirty children and daughter of a Circassian concubine, and through her early...

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Sandstorm 12th March 2020

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery’s brilliant and...

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Oman: Under Arabian Skies 11th March 2020

The Sultanate of Oman is a land of oases, deserts, rolling sands, shifting dunes and mountains upon which ancient cities have been carved from stone. A land that boasts the Queen of Sheba, Sinbad the sailor and The Lost...

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Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman 11th March 2020

Through photographs and detailed case histories, Unni Wikan explores the strict segregation of women, the wearing of the burqa mask, the elaborate nuptial rituals, and the graceful quality of Oman’s social relations. “Wikan does provide insights into the real...

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Sultan in Oman 11th March 2020

In 1955 the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, southeast of Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Sea, was a truly medieval Islamic State, shuttered against all progress under the aegis of its traditionalist and autocratic ruler. But it was also...

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