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LUXURY. FROM ASSYRIANS TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT

June 6, 2019

luxuryIvories, jewels, reliefs, glassware and gold from the British Museum. The ancient Assyrian, Babylonian, Phoenician and Persian empires shared with Alexander the Great the goal of extending their power beyond their own borders.

Their territories were the scene of incessant struggles, but also intense commerce in raw materials, precious metals and manufactured items.

Evidence remains of the exceptional quality and refinement of the luxuries acquired by elites over hundreds of years. A fine selection of these objects, from the British Museum, are now on display in this exhibition at the CaixaForum.

 

Date: until 11/08/2019

Where: CaixaForum (Av. Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona))

Tickets: general: 5€, children under 14: free, CaixaBank clients: free

Timetable: Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 8:00pm; In July and August: Wednesdays until 11:00pm

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