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Past glory shines at Indonesian Islamic Art Museum

Nedi Putra AW

The Jakarta Post

Lamongan, East Java  /  Mon, May 27, 2019  /  04:17 pm
Past glory shines at Indonesian Islamic Art Museum

Selfie time: Visitors take a picture in front of a replica of a Knight of Moslem in a coat of armor. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)

Lamongan, a coastal town in the north of East Java, offers historical information on the world of Islam through the Indonesian Islamic Art Museum. The museum, located in the Lamongan’s Paciran district, depicts the grandeur of Islam throughout the globe through various features displayed across three main zones. The first zone is the museum’s audio-visual zone, where visitors can watch a short 15-minute film about the history of Islamic civilizations, from the Arab peninsula, the arrival of Prophet Muhammad and the caliphate period, to the worldwide propagation of Islam. The museum’s second zone features historical objects from the past glory of Islam from ancient kingdoms and empires located in Turkey, Mughal (now Pakistan and India) China and Indonesia. Golden letters: A Quran written in gold ink believed to date back to the 13th century. (JP/Nedi Putra ...