Roads of Arabia run through Berlin

I haven’t done a very good job of spreading out my museum-going. I’ve still never been to the Bode Museum, or the Altes Museum, yet today I visited the Pergamon for the fourth or fifth time.

But at least it was in the line of duty. This week, a new special exhibit came to the museum, showcasing artifacts from the Arabian Peninsula. The exhibit, “Roads of Arabia,” traces the peninsula’s trade and migration routes from the dawn of civilization to the modern era.

It’s pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me, but if you click through to the short piece I wrote about it in Der Spiegel, you can view a slideshow of some of the artifacts. (And frankly, the pros who took those photos probably did a better job than I would have anyway.)

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