Display of artifacts from Shah Abbas I at British Museum

A new exhibit of Iranian art dating to the 16th and 17th centuries is now open at the British Museum in London. Shah 'Abba's The Remaking of Iran will run through June 2009.

Over 200 items, including silk carpets, calligraphy, and copies of the Holy Qur'an will be on display for four months. Some items are on loan from Iran's National Museum.