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Exhibition - Millennial Cities. Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul

Exhibition - Millennial Cities. Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul

Until 02/10/2019

INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE

Palmyra, Aleppo, Mosul, Leptis Magna : names that resonate as thousand-year-old symbols of the …

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Palmyra, Aleppo, Mosul, Leptis Magna : names that resonate as thousand-year-old symbols of the fabulous heritage of the Arab world. But also just like so many martyred sites, they have been disparaged by the madness or greed of mankind, or threatened by their negligence and the ravages of time. Here they are resurrected in an exhibition, in a virtual journey and a spectacular immersive staging…

You enter a simple, plain airlock; a large wall map shows the four sites around which the exhibition is organised. Now take a few steps and… fly away! Because it is an impressive flight over these " Millennial Cities", thanks to the very large scale projection of unpublished images captured by drones and reconstituted in 3D by Iconem , with which the IMA partnered for this exhibition.

Your first meeting will be with Mosul, in Iraq, whose huge screen reveals the current general form and appearance, from very high up, then slowly getting closer and closer. There are its streets completely disembowelled by bombings, its monuments destroyed and vandalised by Daesh ; the ruins of the al-Nouri mosque where the Islamic State proclaimed itself, of which only a piece of mihrab remains. And as you gently hover above, the whole mosque is reborn from its ruins to virtually recover its original form.

An extraordinary evening Friday 9 November, 7-11 PM

In collaboration with Ubisoft, immerse yourself in the adventure of virtual travel in the heart of ancient cities during an extraordinary night out.

Discover Ancient Egypt with Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed and enjoy incredible virtual reality experiences.

Throughout the evening, access to the exhibition is free for people under the age of 26.

Useful information

Opening dates and times

  • Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.

  • Public holidays open to the public: Tuesday 25 December 2018; Tuesday, 1 January 2019

  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing

  • An extraordinary evening Friday 9 November, 7-11 PM

Tickets and rates

  • Free (only granted at the IMA counter on the presentation of proof): Individuals under the age of 18, members of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arab Diplomatic Corps, Icom/Icomos/IAA and AICA/Maison des Artistes/Lecturers and Interpreter guides, Press card holders/Visitors with disabilities and a guide/PCVB employees

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