From December 14th, 2016, to January 09th, 2017, the Grand Palais puts on display a special exhibition that spotlights some of the greatest archaeological sites in the Middle East that are today listed among the endangered sites because of war.
The exhibition, entitled “ Eternal Sites: From Bamiyan to Palmyra. A Journey to the Heart of Universal Heritage ” is organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais and the Louvre Museum, in collaboration with Iconem. It sheds light on the old archaeological sites of Bamiyan in Afghanistan where the two popular Buddhas of Bamiyan were located; the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus; the ancient Assyrian capital of King Sargon II at Khorsabad in Iraq; the Krak des Chevaliers crusader castle and the site of Palmyra (Tadmor) in Syria.
“ Eternal Sites: From Bamiyan to Palmyra. A Journey to the Heart of Universal Heritage ” is curated by:
Jean-Luc Martinez, president-director of the Louvre Museum
Yannick Lintz, director of the Département des Arts de l’Islam of the Louvre Museum
Marielle Pic, director of the Département des Antiquités Orientales of the Louvre Museum
Scientific documentation made by:
Thomas Sagory, Head of Digital Development for the National Archaeological Museum – National domain of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and in charge of the collection Grands sites archéologiques.
Have a nice stay at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera Paris!