Arabs at the British Museum

A date for your brand spanking new 2012 diaries:

The Horse: Ancient Arabia to the modern world
24 May – 30 September 2012
Admission free, Gallery 35

Entire peoples and cultures have been characterised by the horse and its central role in society; in peace and war, in mythology and literature. Through an impressive collection of loan objects, this exhibition will explore the influence of the horse in Middle Eastern history, the emergence of the Arabian horse, and the importance of its introduction to Europe. Iconic items from the British Museum including the enigmatic Standard of Ur and the four-horse chariot from the Oxus Treasure will be displayed alongside 1st – 2nd century AD representations of horses from the ancient caravan site of Qaryat al-Fau in Saudi Arabia together with Gigapan photographic panoramas of recent discoveries of rock drawings of horses from a number of sites.

Will they have anything from al-Maqar, I wonder?


UPDATE: More detail at the Guardian.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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