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Syria: A Living History

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto


Few countries have captured the world’s attention like Syria has today. Stories of conflict and displacement dominate the media and define people’s awareness of the place. ‘Syria: A Living History’ brings together artifacts and artworks that tell a different story – one of cultural diversity, historical continuity, resourcefulness, and resilience. Read more.

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Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head (9th-8th centuries BCE), Unknown. © Royal Ontario Museum

Incense burner

Incense burner (13th century), Unknown. © Museum of Islamic Art

Niche From a Samaritan House (digital)

Niche From a Samaritan House (digital) (16th century), Unknown.


Bowl (25 BCE-25 AD), Unknown. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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