Egypt’s Fatimid dynasty pieces on display | Shine News China

“This ivory horn tells us a lot about the relationship between the Fatimids and the continent of Africa because a lot of luxury raw materials were actually imported into Cairo from sub-Saharan Africa via east Africa. And much of it was then exported further across the Mediterranean to other civilisatory hubs such as Sicily, south Italy — and even Byzantium and Constantinople,” said the Aga Khana’s museum director of collections and public programmes, Ulrike Al-Khamis.

Egypt's Fatimid dynasty pieces on display | Shine News China

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