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Qatar & the Arabian Horse

Centuries before Qatar became one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, it was known for its prized Arabian horses that were often traded to voyagers among the sea routes of the Silk Road. As early as the Sasanian Empire (224 – 651 AD), archeological evidence points to the export of trade goods, including pearls and horses, from Qatari villages to ships navigating the Gulf.

Find a brief overview below of both the cultural and historical significance that the Arabian horse has on the people of Qatar.

 

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Qatar and the Arabian Horse