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Madinat al Zahra Museum in Cordoba (Spain)

The tenth-century palace city of Madinat al Zahra is widely considered to be one of the most significant early Islamic archaeological sites in the world, and the most extensive in Western Europe. Madinat al Zahra Museum is being nominated for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The final Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar in November 2010.

Souk Waqif in Doha, Qatar

Souk Wakif is being nominated for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The projects shortlisted by the independent Master Jury are now being technically reviewed by a select group of architects, urban planners and engineers. The reviews will be submitted to the Master Jury before the Award recipients are chosen. The final Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar in November 2010.

Rehabilitation of Al-Qaraouiyine Mosque

FEZ, MOROCCO / Among the 19 nominees for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture we can see the Rehabilitation of Al-Qaraouiyine Mosque. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture not only rewards architects, but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project.

Sotheby’s First-Ever Sale of Islamic Art Realises £7 Million - Well Above Pre-Sale Expectation

LONDON.- Sotheby’s first-ever Evening Sale of Islamic Art, A Princely Collection: Treasures from the Islamic World, tonight realised the remarkable total of £7,070,550, against a pre-sale estimate of £3.4-4.8 million, and established strong sell-through rates by lot and value of 96% and 88% respectively. Of the lots sold, 75% achieved sums in excess of their pre-sale high estimates.