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Exploring the Damascus Room

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened the museum’s Islamic art galleries to display roughly 1,200 works spanning 13 centuries and dozens of Islamic-influenced cultures. One highlight is the Damascus Room, a 26-foot-long reception room built in 1707 for a wealthy Syrian family. Take a look around using the navigation controls and click the points to see additional photos and hear interview excerpts with Met curator Navina Haidar.

CLICK here to go behind the scenes with this around-the-room look at the Met Museum’s Ottoman-era reception room.

Damascus Room: Photo by Nick Harbaugh/The New York Times


Note: The Panoramic Tour of the Damascus Room is provided by The Wall Street Journal.  and is hosted on their servers. The image shown above is by Nick Harbaugh/The New York Times.

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