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  Hagar, the bust from Palmyra
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From the fabled city of Palmyra comes this bust, another World War I trophy, and it is of Hagar that refers to a famous story according to which Muslims believe that Hagar (Arabic Hajar), mother of all future Arabs, finds water in a well miraculously provided by Gibreel. Her quest is ritually reenacted by all those who go on the Hejira to Mecca, where the well is now enclosed by the Haram, the grand mosque. Her son Ismail (Ishmael) is considered the ancestor of all Arabs.

Address: Treloar Crescent, Campbell
Phone: 02 6243 4211
Website: http://www.awm.gov.au/

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  • Written Sep 18, 2005
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