Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty | Smithsonian

Landmark Exhibition Takes You Inside the Exuberant, Diverse World of the Fatimid Dynasty | SmithsonianToronto’s Aga Khan Museum brings together 87 pieces from collections across the globe

Between the 10th and 11th century, the Fatimid dynasty ruled over a vast and formidable empire that stretched across swaths of North Africa and the Middle East. After the Fatimids conquered Egypt, they chose Cairo as their capital city, and built it into a thriving metropolis filled with sumptuous architecture and a diverse culture. But by the end of the 11th century, the dynasty had started to crumble.

More at the source: Smithsonian / Brigit Katz / March 21, 2018

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