An exhibition titled Samarra – Centre of the World at the Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin, celebrates the 100th anniversary of excavations of the site. Exhibits include fragments of murals, stucco carving and wood panelling from palaces, lustreware ceramics, Chinese porcelain illustrative of the city’s far-reaching trade links, and also original excavation photographs. The exhibition closes on 26th May 2013. www.smb.museum
Juliet Highet’s review can be found in this months edition of The MiddleEast magazine.
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