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https://flic.kr/p/Q2GyHk | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

https://flic.kr/p/Q2GyHk | Ashkelon National Park | Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the…

Corning Ewer, ca. 1000 Western Asia or Egypt Glass, cut and engraved; H. at rim 6 1/4 in. max. Diam. 3 5/8 in. The masterpiece of Islamic art and of colored glass production worldwide. The shape and quality of the decoration have parallels in rock-crystal ewers made for the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt in the late 10-11th C. Relief-cut glass of such quality, however, is usually attributed to the Iran, where both the Corning and the Buckley Ewers reportedly were found.

Corning Ewer, ca. 1000 Western Asia or Egypt Glass, cut and engraved; one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and of glass production worldwide. The closest comparison is with the Buckley Ewer (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Massive Trove of Gold Coins Unearthed off Israel's Coast -- Nearly 2,000 gold coins were discovered off the coast of the ancient city of Caesarea, Israel. The gold coins are about 1,000 years old, and were minted by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of North Africa at the time.

Massive Trove of Gold Coins Unearthed off Israel's Coast

Largest trove of gold coins in Israel unearthed from ancient harbor

“In the twelfth century the gold dinars of the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt were so highly valued throughout the Middle East, especially by Syrian merchants, that the Christian kingdoms founded in Pale...

Little Known Facts From Ismaili History – (I) The Imitation of Fatimid Gold Coins in Christian Kingdoms

“In the twelfth century the gold dinars of the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt were so highly valued throughout the Middle East, especially by Syrian merchants, that the Christian kingdoms founded in Pale.

Ivory casket, Fatimid Sicily or Southern Italy, 11th-12th Centuries

Detail - Ivory casket, Fatimid Sicily or Southern Italy, Centuries

Made of rock crystal, this pendant is in the form of a fish. It has a fin at the top, carved with diaper work, and two carved fins below. The body ends in a stylised tail and a deep tube is pierced down its middle. The crystal probably dates from the Fatimid period (AD 969-1171), and was perhaps carved by an Islamic craftsman in Cairo.

Pendant Place of origin: Egypt (crystal, made) France (mounts, made) Date: (made) ca. 1300 (made)

Pendant, 11th century; Fatimid  Egypt  Gold, cloisonné enamel

Crescent-Shaped Pendant with Confronted Birds. Object Name: Pendant. Date: century.

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