Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Remaking of Iran Exhibition

Shah 'Abbas - The Remaking of Iran Exhibition is currently showing at the British Museum in London until June 14, 2009.

The Remaking of Iran Exhibition

The exhibition focuses on 17th century Iran during the reign of Shah 'Abbas I (1587–1629).

Long associated with his new capital city at Isfahan, the reign of Shah 'Abbas saw a period of peace and increased trade and prosperity.

The Remaking of Iran Exhibition

The objects on display, many seen outside Iran for the first time, include calligraphy, carpets, ceramics, Qur'ans, mosque lamps, paintings and silks.

The British Museum also has a permanent collection of Persian art.

Iranian Music CDs

Books on Iran

Guide to Tehran

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