British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

From the British Museum:Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God. 

The exhibition begins in 30 BC, when Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire after the death of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and continues until AD 1171 when the rule of the Islamic Fatimid dynasty came to an end. The remarkable objects in the exhibition have been uniquely preserved in Egypt’s arid climate, and many have never been on display before. Their survival provides unparalleled access to the lives of individuals and communities, and they tell a rich and complex story of influences, long periods of peaceful coexistence, and intermittent tension and violence between Jews, Christians and Muslims.”

From the Guardian: Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs review – a magical dig into the past

From the Standard: In a moment where ancient temples are being destroyed by invading extremists, this is a thought-provoking, often moving, show, says Ben Luke

 British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

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