The Abbasids in Baghdad and their links with Qatar

Panel discussion

Learn about the relationship between settlements in Northern Qatar and the Abbasid Caliphate through this discussion panel.

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The Abbasid caliphate was famous for its wealth, power, scientific achievements and global reach. Qatar lay within its sphere of influence, though not always within its political control. Although the historical sources are scanty, the archaeological record of Qatar reveals a peak of settlement during the early Abbasid period, especially in north Qatar, while finds recovered from excavations reveal an intimate engagement with the Abbasid world.

Panel Guests:

Robert Andrew Carter
Senior Archaeology Academic & Fieldwork Development Specialist, Qatar Museums Archaeology Department

Alexandrine Guerin
Curator of Archaeology & Early History, National Museum of Qatar

Andrew Petersen
Director of Research in Islamic Archaeology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David