Islamic Heritage


The Islamic civilization played an important role in enriching the cultural heritage of humanity. It represented the link between both the ancient and modern cultural heritage. Egypt had its share in advancing the cultural renaissance by virtue of being one of the most important centers of Islamic culture. Within CULTNAT efforts of ducumenting the cultural heritage; CULTNAT aims to document this Islamic heritage and its various features integrated within the overall framework of Islamic civilization. Thus in many cases we are engaged in Islamic heritage documentation beyond the Egyptian borders whether in Arabic or worldwide countries. The documentation involves establishment of an integrated set of advanced information systems, shows and publications . The Islamic Heritage program aims to raise awareness as to the importance and value of Islamic heritage. The prgrams documents the historical epochs in the Islamic period, islamic cities and their urban development, important figures in Islamic history, whether rulers or scientists, remarkable events in the Islamic history, islamic monuments whether religious such as mosques, or civil such as public water fountains or military such as castles including their precise geographical location as well as a complete scientific historical and architectural documentation as well as various artifacts of the Islamic period distributed in museums such as coins, jewelry etc.. The Islamic heritage program uses the latest technologies in the documentation, such as geographic information systems and multimedia.. The Documented information is disseminated through the Internet, CD-ROMs and booklets for maximum utilization