Qatar Digital Library is free to use and reuse.

This growing archive covers modern history and culture of the Gulf and wider region, available online for the first time.

This Month's Highlights

Flag flown by the Sheikh of Qatar in 1936

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This Month's Highlights

Early Muslims in Cairo observing the Nilometer

See all 368 exquisite, fourteenth-century miniature paintings from the Wonders of Creation, by Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī (c.1203-83)

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