Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Happy Arabia? Myth and Reality in the Land of the Queen of Sheba

18.01. - 02.07.2017

Beguiling fragrances, gold, silver, precious gems as signs of infinite wealth, huge caravans laden with exotic goods, the legendary Queen of Sheba. These are only a few of the features of ancient South Arabia in present-day Yemen. The exhibition in the Antikenmuseum casts light on this little known region with items on loan from numerous European museums.

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Incense burner with camel rider (3rd cent. CE), © The Trustees of the British Museum
Incense burner with camel rider (3rd cent. CE), © The Trustees of the British Museum