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National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah description and photo - UAE: Ras al Khaimah. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museum of Ras Al Khaimah.
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National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah, located in an 18th century fort. Al-Khusen is one of the cultural attractions of the emirate. The fort is located behind the General Police Headquarters and is considered an integral part of the Old City, which was formerly the home of the Ras Al Khaimah family. The signing of a peace treaty between the sheiks of the Persian Gulf and the British government within the walls of this building in 1820 brought him historical fame.
The fort served as a reliable defense. Although it was used very rarely for defense purposes. In 1987, the ruler of the emirate, Sheikh Sakrom Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi, signed a decree establishing a National Museum on the territory of the fort.
The Fort Museum consists of a number of sections. The most valuable historical exhibits are in the sections, located at the top of the building. The lower part of the museum is occupied by various historical exhibits found by archaeologists on the lands of the emirate. Here, visitors can see an amazing collection of ethnological and archaeological finds, including jewelry, traditional household items and other valuable exhibits: unique manuscripts, historical documents, etc. The collection of things that used to be belonged to pirates: blades and daggers, cannons from pirate ships, suits and muskets.
The building of the National Museum itself, with its watchtowers, curved staircases, wide terraces and a huge courtyard, is also considered an architectural landmark and corresponds to the basic principles of the Arab fortress architecture that has developed over many centuries.
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