Monday, 23 February 2009

Shah 'Abbas

Shah 'AbbasLast Thursday the British Museum in London opened Shah 'Abbas The Remaking of Iran. Wasn't it called Persia in those days? Abbas was Shah of Persia from 1587 to 1629 AD. His enlightened rule respected different religions, a far cry from the doctrinaire nutters running modern Iran. This, the first major exhibition to explore his rule and legacy, runs until 14 June (title link). Warning: the Shah 'Abbas web page crashed IE6 with the message: "Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r124 attempted to execute an invalid instruction". When will those dozy webmasters learn?


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