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Glory of Persia in Fukuoka

By Soudabeh Sadigh

210 Persian historical relics belonging to Iran's National Museum and museums of Reza Abasi, Persepolis, and Azarbaijan, which have been selected to be displayed in exhibition of Glory of Persia headed to Fukuoka.

A Rhyton displayed in exhibition
of Glory of Persia

Tehran, 27 March 2007 (CHN) -- On its fourth tour in Japan, the splendid exhibition of "Glory of Persia" which officially inaugurated since 1st of August 2006 in Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo with the presence of Prince Misaka, uncle of Japan's Emperor who has guaranteed the safety of the ancient Persian artifacts during the exhibition, is being held in Fukuaka, southern Japan since 25th of March for public display.

Until today, the exhibition of Glory of Persia has been held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Sapporo and after Fukuoka the exhibition will be displayed in Osaka from July 11th to September 2007 and then it will depart Japan for South Korea.

According to the statistics released by exhibition holders, the exhibition was largely welcomed by Japanese people and during its display in Tokyo and Nagoya, the exhibition was visited by more than 200,000 individuals.

Coinciding with Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival, for the first time the ice replica of some parts of Persepolis historical palace alongside a Rhyton (a kind of cup with head of an animal usually in the shape of a lion, horse, ibex, or winged lion attached) were displayed concurrent with the exhibition of Glory of Persia in this city which attracted the attention of visitors.

210 unique historical relics belonging to the 5th millennium BC to the end of Sassanid dynastic era in 651 AD were selected from four Iranian museums of Reza Abbasi, Azarbijan, Persepolis, and Iran's National Museum to be displayed in exhibition of Glory of Persia in Japan. TOEI Company and Asahi Shimbun newspaper have sponsored the exhibition of Glory of Persia with the support of Japanese Royal Family to showcase the magnificence of the Persian art and history.

The exhibition of Glory of Persia is one of the biggest Iranian cultural exhibitions which is held outside the country and have started its work from first of August 2006 in Japan. Prior to this, Chinese cultural authorities have also suggested Glory of Persia to be held in the Museum of the Forbidden City.

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