Through about 300 liturgical objects, icons, frescoes, mosaics, reliquaries, manuscripts and other items for some of them never shown in Europe before, this exhibition sheds light on the religious, political and cultural history of the Christian communities in Middle East over the past 2 000 years. Arranged chronologically, it looks at the emergence of Christianism in Roman Empire, the creation of the Coptic, Assyro Chaldean, Syriac, Armenian and Maronite Churches, their role in administration as well as in intellectual and social life from the time Muslims conquered the region till today. It also evokes the persecutions these communities endured, in particular the genocide perpetrated by Turks against Armenians.
Institut du Monde Arabe.
1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €12 / €10, €6 for people under 26.
Information : 0140513838
September 26, 2017 - January 14, 2018