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Sultana's Reality
Image from Sultana's Reality, written, designed and animated by Afrah Shafiq

Sultana's Reality

  • Online
In this Alice in Wonderland-styled interactive adventure, playfully...
New Middle East Galleries
Penn Museum
Slipper coffin, Nippur, Iraq.

New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's...
Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

  • American Research Center in Egypt, al-Qarna, Egypt, online
Some 3,000 years ago, on the west bank of the Nile in al-Qarna, Egypt...
Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour
3-D view of the coffin of Ankh-Khonsu, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 22 (945–712 BCE); painted wood. 

Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour

  • Online, by the Harvard Museum of Ancient Near East
Collections at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (formerly the...
Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo
3-D doll-house view of Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq.

Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo

  • Online, by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
Constructed between the years 1408 and 1409 CE, the Zawiya and Sabil...
Oman: The Land of Frankincense
The National Museum of Oman
Vessel, soft stone, 1200 to 800 BCE.

Oman: The Land of Frankincense

  • through December 12, 2022
  • The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
This exhibit presents finds from archeological excavations carried...
Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

  • April 5, 2020
  • Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today consumers use the Internet and digital banking to acquire the...

Tears That Taste of the Sea

  • April 13, 2021 through June 12, 2021
  • October Gallery, London
This exhibition, by Rachid Koraïchi, presents a select sampling of the artist's works in different media created during this past year of global crisis. The works are linked together by the...

Moroccan Trilogy 1950–2020

  • through September 27, 2021
  • Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
This exhibition assesses modern and contemporary art and its connection to culture in Morocco’s major urban centers of Tangier, Tetouan and Casablanca from the 1950s to the prerevolutionary...

From Fragment to Monument: The Ishtar Gate in Berlin

  • through October 3, 2021
  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
From its excavations in Babylon (Iraq) to its partial reconstruction in Berlin, the Ishtar Gate has fascinated visitors to Berlin’s Pergamonmuseum for nearly 90 years. Built by King...

Adornment: Jewelry of South Asia’s Nomadic Cultures

  • through October 5, 2021
  • Art Institute of Chicago
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, cattle-herding nomadic tribes from geographically and culturally diverse Afghanistan, Pakistan and India moved seasonally across Central and South Asia in...

Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt

  • through October 31, 2021
  • Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
This exhibition explores how ancient Egyptians used items of jewelry now in the museum’s collection to adorn, protect and express devotion to the divine. By examining the materials and...

Assyria to America

  • through December 12, 2021
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bowdoin College holds six reliefs from the Neo-Assyrian period (911-609 BCE) of the Mesopotamian city of Nimrud. This exhibition examines both the ancient and the modern histories of the reliefs...

She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia

  • June 18, 2021 through January 9, 2022
  • The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
This exhibit brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture rich and shifting expressions of the lives of women in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BCE...

Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

  • through September 5, 2022
  • The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and...

Taking Shape: Abstraction From the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

  • September 20, 2021 through December 4, 2022
  • The Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
From the 1950s through the 1980s, painters and sculptors throughout the Arab world explored challenges and possibilities of abstraction in art. The exhibition explores intricate geometries of color...
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