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The sorrowful life of the Ottoman Prince Cem

The life of Prince Cem – the youngest son of Mehmed II – was no fortunate life at all. Even dead he was not granted peace: they demanded 5,000 ducats for the prince’s body. more ]

Freedom for Algeria – The Fate of Abd el-Kader

Standing in the middle of the Château d’Amboise garden on the Loire is a Muslim cemetery from the 19th century. Here, the followers of Algerian freedom fighter Abd el-Kader were buried with honour. What brought them to this place is a story that begs telling. more ]

Diary of a numismatist travelling Turkey (2009)

In the summer 2009 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Turkey – of course searching for numismatic traces as she always does. She condensed her impressions in a diary whose single parts we have gathered here. more ]

'Longing for Mecca - the pilgrim's journey' an exhibition in Leiden (NL)

The Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden (The Netherlands) shows impressive objects of art in its forthcoming exhibition dedicated to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca which is central to the Muslim faith, among which there are also historically significant coins. more ]

Oxford exhibition illuminates Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Showcasing more than 100 spectacular objects from Morocco to China, “Power and Protection” is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. It can be seen at Oxford‘s Ashmolean Museum until January 15, 2017. more ]

Numismatics: The royal discipline

Currently, the King Vittorio Emanuele III coin collection is being republished in Italy. We owe the volume about the Islamic coins to Arianna D’Ottone Rambach. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it. more ]

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