Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
Falcons: The Art of the Hunt offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of falcons. Swift, fierce and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. Ancient Egyptians associated them with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century CE, Syrians trained them to become skillful hunters at royal courts, an artform that soon spread across the rest of the Islamic world to the Byzantine empire in the west and to the east as far as China.