Exhibition: The Everlasting Flame – Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination

The Everlasting Flame - Zoroastrianism exhibition at SOAS

Exhibition dates: 11 October – 14 December 2013

One of the world’s oldest religions, Zoroastrianism originated amongst Iranian tribes in Central Asia during the second millennium BCE and spread to Iran where it became the principal faith until the advent of Islam.

The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination is the first exhibition of its kind to provide a visual narrative of the history of Zoroastrianism, its rich cultural heritage and the influence it has had on the major world religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

A fascinating and diverse collection of artefacts, texts, paintings and textiles are displayed alongside spectacular installations that include a walk-in fire temple and a ten-metre glass etching based on the cast of the western staircase from the palace of Darius at Persepolis in the British Museum.

For more information, visit the website of the Brunei Gallery, London.

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One thought on “Exhibition: The Everlasting Flame – Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination

  1. I visited this exhibition at the weekend, and would highly recommend it. There were some beautiful embroidered and woven textiles, and it was just a very well-designed exhibition all round.

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