Cairo: a thousand years ago, the Fatimids chose this place as their capital.
Fatimids called this place Al Qahira, or “the victorious.” They built the world’s oldest university and created one of the greatest libraries. They defined luxury objects for a millennium and fostered a flowering of the arts and architecture. They established one of the greatest civilizations, influencing knowledge and culture throughout the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Near East.
This spring, experience “The World of the Fatimids” during an exhibition opening March 2018 at the Aga Khan Museum.
For details, visit www.agakhanmuseum.org/world-fatimids