Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Barqa Museum in Nablus collects Palestinian heritage



NABLUS, West Bank — Northwest of Barqa, about 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Nablus, lies a private museum that brings together more than 5,000 historical objects that were collected by a Palestinian family over a period of nearly half a century.

The History Museum of Palestine, or the Barqa Museum as city residents call it, houses everyday items once used by Palestinians, such as old coins, pottery and manuscripts that date back to Canaanite, Roman, Byzantine, Greek, Islamic, Mamluk and Ottoman eras.

It also houses a library that includes over 1,200 books on the ancient civilizations of Palestine.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/palestine-private-museum-houses-history.html#ixzz57kpnD8fs

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