Exhibition – The Everlasting Flame
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. Central to the religion is the belief in a sole creator god, Ahura Mazda, his emissary Zarathustra (Zoroaster) and the dichotomy between good and evil.
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. The exhibition takes you on a journey from the earliest days of the religion to its emergence as the foremost religion of the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian empires of imperial Iran.
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.
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