Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and every muslim must make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least one time in their lives. This major new exhibition at the British Museum will chart the history of this journey, exploring how pilgrims have tackled it through the centuries.
On display will be a number of objects, textiles and manuscripts, which will trace the spiritual significance of the rituals that have remained unchanged since the 7th-century.
The British Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world, housing a vast collection of over seven million objects from every period of human history. The objects come from every continent and include pieces from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa and the Americas.
DON – “Wow. One of the greatest museums in the world, and that is no mere hyperbole. The exhibits in this museum span the whole breadth of human history, but my favbourites have to be the monumental statues from the ancient world. Ta… more”
If you like this, here are some more exhibitions at British Museum…
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – 28th March to 29th September 2013 In AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried two cities in the Bay of Naples. When they were rediscovered nearly 1,700 years later, covered in rock-solid ash, Pompeii and Herculaneum provided historians with an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
And here are some more exhibitions…
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day A private tour of the Churchill War Rooms offers military buffs an unrivalled opportunity to experience Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker from behind the glass. An expert guide will take you on an hour-long tour through the underground maze of rooms from which Churchill directed the war.
Extinction: Not the End of the World? – 8th February to 8th September 2013 The Natural History Museum’s new exhibition is entitled “Extinction: Not the End of the World?”. Its aim is to take us beyond the dodos and dinosaurs to explore the crucial role that extinction can play in the evolution of life.
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