Exposition : Oman: the Land of Frankincense, Saint-Pétersbourg, 02.12.2020 – 12.12.2021

On 2 December 2020, the exhibition “Oman: the Land of Frankincense” opened in the Winter Palace, telling about various stages in the history and culture of Oman.

The exhibition is concentrated around the theme of frankincense (olibanum in Latin; al-lubān in Arabic) – Oman’s gift to the world, the trade in which began back in the era of the Magan civilization. The earliest mentions of Magan, in Sumerian cuneiform texts dating from 2300 BC, refer to it as a region from which copper and diorite were brought to Mesopotamia. It was known for shipbuilding and the maritime trade that connected the territory of Oman with the Indus Valley civilization, Mesopotamia and Iran.

Plus d’informations : https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-on/temp_exh/2020/omanladan?lng=en

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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