Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey From Palmyra to Mosul

  • January 25, 2020 through October 25, 2020
  • National Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D. C.
Journey to three cities in the Middle East—Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq—in this virtual exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute, Paris, and created in collaboration with UNESCO. These cities, among the oldest uninterrupted human settlements in the world, have recently been devastated by war. To preserve these sites for future generations, Age Old Cities offers large-scale projections and digital reconstructions more than three meters in height showing iconic monuments and historic structures rising from ruins to their former prime. The dynamic images in this immersive experience underscore the critical importance of cultural heritage and architectural preservation as well as the vital role of digital reconstruction in safeguarding the past.

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